5 hrs | $60.00
Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 5 Hours Total
Application to Practice / Mentoring & Education
The kinds of drugs on the street include everything from home grown marijuana to non-medical use of prescription medications to methamphetamine cooked up in clandestine labs. The types of drugs and methods of using are constantly changing. This course is a Technicolor snapshot of how today’s drugs are produced, distributed, used and by whom.
You will be given a practical overview of all drugs, legal and illegal, prescription and otherwise that are used and abused all over the world today. The Street Drugs resource provides practical full color photos of the actual drugs, stages of production, charts and graphics, and evidence of damage done to the human body.
An overview of all major classes of drugs is provided along with, common usage, statistical data, signs of use and the general effects of each drug. The text is an essential resource for many occupations and work environments such as schools, recovery programs, law enforcement and medical settings.
Publishers Group West, LLC. (2019). Street Drugs: A Drug Identification Guide. Long Lake, MN: Publishers Group LLC.
You will become familiar with common street drugs including prescription medications by their appearance, how they are categorized, signs of use, and the effects and dangers of each. You will be ‘armed with knowledge’ when discerning, relating to, or serving youth or adults who are abusing substances..
- Understand the general categories of abused drugs.
- Be able to utilize the Street Drugs guide as a resource to identify signs and symptoms of various illicit drugs used today..
- Be exposed to the demographics and trends of where drugs are produced and who is likely to use them.