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Drugs of Abuse CE

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Drugs of Abuse CE – Online CE Course

Drugs of Abuse CE Course Description, Objectives, and Outline:

Course Description:

Drugs of Abuse is designed to be a reliable resource on the most popularly abused drugs. This publication delivers clear, scientific information about drugs in a factual, straightforward way, combined with scores of precise photographs shot to scale.

Course Objectives:
  1. Identify at least one key point of the Controlled Substances Act.
  2. Discuss at least one federal drug trafficking penalty.
  3. Discuss at least one drug class.
  4. Explain at least three specific drug withdrawal effects.
  5. Describe at least two specific drug dependence symptoms and behaviors.
  6. Discuss the difference between psychological and physiological drug abuse.
Course Outline:
  1. Letter from Administrator
  2. Controlled Substances Act
    1. Drug Scheduling
    2. Schedule I
    3. Schedule II
    4. Schedule III
    5. Schedule IV
    6. Schedule V
    7. Federal Trafficking Penalties
    8. Federal Trafficking Penalties – Marijuana
  3. U. S. Chemical Control
    1. Listed Chemicals Chart
  4. Introduction to Drug Classes
  5. Narcotics
    1. Heroin
    2. Hydromorphone
    3. Methadone
    4. Morphine
    5. Opium
    6. Oxycodone
  6. Stimulants
    1. Amphetamines
    2. Cocaine
    3. Khat
    4. Methamphetamine
  7. Depressants
    1. Barbiturates
    2. Benzodiazepines
    3. GHB
    4. Rohyphol®
  8. Hallucinogens
    1. Ecstasy/MDMA
    2. K2/Spice
    3. Ketamine
    4. LSD
    5. Peyote & Mescaline
    6. Psilocybin
  9. Marijuana/Cannabis
  10. Steroids
  11. Inhalants
  12. Drugs of Concern
    1. Bath Salts or Designer Cathinones
    2. DXM
    3. Salvia Divinorum
  13. Resources

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration

The mission of the DEA is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.


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