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Course SummaryThis course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the topics you'll come across on the DSST Substance Abuse exam. Access this self-paced and interactive course to refresh your understanding of the material as you prepare for the exam.
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About This Course
This course has been designed to help you review information you are likely to see on the DSST Substance Abuse exam. Utilize these lessons to help you refresh your knowledge of substances, substance abuse, and treatment options to help you prepare for relevant questions on the test. Our short, engaging video lessons will review pertinent information about:
- Alcohol, tobacco, stimulants, hallucinogens, sedatives, inhalants, opioids, and cannabinoids
- Prescription medications used to treat mental illness
- Less common drugs that can be abused
- The pharmacological basis and neurophysiological effects of substances
- Drug classification
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This course was last updated in 2019.
About The Exam
The DSST Substance Abuse exam was developed to provide students with a cost-effective way to earn college credit without enrolling in a college course. The exam consists of 100 questions and must be completed within two hours. The test focuses on your knowledge of the use of various substances, their effects on the body, dependency issues, and treatment options. Passing of the exam requires a minimum score of 400 and leads to three bachelor's-level college credits, recognized by the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT).
DSST Substance Abuse - Preparation & Registration
The lessons in this course will help you review the topics you'll see on the DSST Substance Abuse exam. This self-paced course allows you to be flexible with your studying, and having the lessons available on multiple platforms - including mobile and tablets - means you can easily study on-the-go. You'll enjoy informative and engaging video and text lessons that help to illustrate the material and make the information easy to comprehend. To gauge your knowledge of the topics, interactive quizzes are available after each lesson. Cumulative chapter exams are available for you to test your understanding of major themes and concepts. When you've completed all of the chapters, you can take a final exam to practice for the DSST Substance Abuse exam.
To register for the DSST Substance Abuse exam, you'll want to locate a testing center in your area by searching through the DSST exam website. You'll also want to make sure that your college or university will accept the credits earned from the test. Veterans will be reimbursed the testing fee by the VA. On testing day, you'll want to arrive with a valid form of identification. If you take the test via the Internet, your scores will be available to you immediately after you complete the exam. Official scores are also sent directly to the college or university of your choice, and you can access your scores at any time through the testing platform.
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