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Advanced Pharmacology: Staying Current with Drugs of Abuse
John Thompson, MA, CDP
Course Description:

This course will discuss the trends of drugs that are being focused on by chemical dependency professionals. The content will include information regarding drugs that have historically been presenting in treatment programs and continue to provide challenges for chemical dependency prevention, intervention and treatment professionals as well as more recent substances of abuse. The course will provide a brief historical presentation of common substances of abuse and some of the research findings that are offering new directions for treatment approaches. Special attention will be given to marijuana, pain relievers, stimulants and club or designer drugs. Students will be given the opportunity of posting questions about specific drugs of abuse that they may wish to find more information about. Numerous links and web resources will also be provided to allow students the opportunity to continue professional development regarding trends in substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment research. Materials will be processed through group discussion, written assignments, and forums. This course is designed for a wide audience and in general will not exceed the graduate level in difficulty of material.

This four week course requires 8 hours of work over its duration.

This four week course requires 8 hours of work over its duration.

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