A core curriculum in addiction studies for all practitioner levels. This course is one module of three.  It is a stand-alone course and can be taken without the other two modules. Appropriate course selection for those seeking to meet addiction certification education requirements.

Note to US DOT SAPs: This course is not applicable to US DOT SAP Qualification or Renewal.

Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE

Revised 2024

Description:  The module discusses three of the six classifications of psychoactive drugs (hallucinogens, narcotics, and inhalants) including medical uses, street names, signs, and symptoms of low, moderate, and high doses, and including long-term effects.  Statistical information on costs to society including, crimes, traffic consequences, social problems, and health concerns are discussed throughout the class.  Finally, a supplemental section on designer drugs, club drugs, steroid abuse, over the counter and prescription drugs is provided. 

1. Participants will be able to discuss signs and symptoms of abuse of hallucinogens.
2. Participants will be able to discuss signs and symptoms of abuse of narcotics, and inhalants.
3. Participants will be able to identify special aspects of designer and club drug use.
4. Participants will be able to discuss steroid abuse, over the counter and prescription misuse.

CE Credits:  4 (NBCC Hours - 4)

Hour One: Hallucinogens, Dissociative drugs, Serotonin syndrome, LSD, PCP Special K, Dextromethorphan.
Hour Two: Narcotics, Inhalants, Steroids.
Hour Three: Club drugs, Rohypnol, GHB, and Ketamine.
Hour Four: Prescription drug abuse, Pain medication and prescription drug abuse trends, CNS depressants, Stimulants.

CE Broker Course #: 20-328793

Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.

Content Area: Addictions, Social and cultural foundations, Clinical evaluation and assessment

Purpose: Practitioners taking this course will be better equipped to observe for the signs and symptoms of hallucinogen, inhalant, prescription and OTC substance abuse, dependency, withdrawal, and intoxication.

Target Audience:  Social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with these populations.

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Online Course

CE Broker#:
CE Credits:
4 (NBCC Hours - 4)

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