Psychopharmocology: With a Special Emphasis on Emerging Drugs
May 9th, 2014 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6 hour CEU
Columbia Treatment Services
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus
Health Education Center off Mill Plain & 92nd Ave.
600 N.E. 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664
This is an Intermediate Training most appropriate for participants who:
Have been in the field for 3 to 5 years;
Are certified (if a counselor);
Are familiar with the basic concepts in the subject area but could benefit from further, more detailed information.
Goal of Training
The aim of this training is to increase the understanding of the participants regarding the relationship between drugs and the brain and expand the understanding of certain emerging drugs in the population of substance users. The training will illustrate the connection between the neuronal function of the brain, operation of the reward system and the prefrontal cortex, and the relationship between those systems and substance use disorders. In addition, the training will explore some social issues that may arise concerning the emerging drugs, their consumption, and recent social changes regarding drug use.
The training will cover a variety of emerging drugs and how they affect the brain and body. It will include mechanism of action, addictive potential, and long term consequences of the substances. The participants will be asked to engage in critical learning and group activities during the course of the training. Specifically, the training will explore substances such as, E-cigarettes, Kratom, Desomorphine (Krokodil), 25I-NBoMe (N-Bomb), Codeine Cough Syrup (Sizzurp), Spice (Synthetic Marijuana), and Salvia Divinorum.