Opiate and Stimulant Education
Course Description: This course will help students develop an understanding of the history of opioid use while also discussing and identifying the types and effects of opioid substances. It will teach the student about the significance of the two classes of drugs and why they need to be taught together. The course will provide an understanding of the origin and use of Opioid Replacement Therapies, understanding the interactions between opioids (synthetic & non-synthetic) and other psychotropic substances (licit & illicit) and understanding the use of Methadone Maintenance in detoxification and in the recovery process. The course will help students become familiar with the new ORT’s (Buprenorphine, etc) as well as the current status of pharmacological therapies available for stimulant abusers.
Course Length: 3 hours
Audience: Addiction Professionals, Social Workers, Counselors, and Allied Health Professionals
Course Author: Randee Gallo, MSS
Approval No: 2082017C408D
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