DRUGS & ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR

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Drugs & Addictive Behavior

15 hrs | $105.00

You will learn the general effects of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, Shrooms, club drugs, PCP and marijuana. Sports drugs and other addictive behaviors and compulsions are also covered. Understand these drugs in the context of their classification, and history of use, abuse and addiction.

Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 15 Hours Total
Treatment Knowledge / Application to Practice /Professional Readiness

This course is one of four courses based on the book Uppers, Downers & All Arounders, 8th Ed. The text for this course provides an in depth look at psychoactive drugs, their classification, history of use and neurochemical and physiological impact on the human body. It explains at the cellular level how individuals become addicted to psychoactive drugs and compulsive behaviors, as well as how individuals may be predisposed to addiction because of their genetic makeup.

Included is a history of how various drugs came to be used, and how governments, ruling classes and industry have sought to both benefit from, and regulate drug use among the populace.

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