Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances

ASCI2002 - Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances

Micro-Course | 5 CEs | Estimated 5-Hour Workload

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Description

In this course, you will learn about the pharmacological effects of licit (legal) and illicit (illegal) substances that are typically abused (e.g., depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and others). You will explore the physiological, psychological, emotional, and socioenvironmental effects of these psychoactive substances.

Related Learning: This micro-course is also part of the ASCI2000 - The Neuroscience of Addiction Learning Path. Learn more.

Accreditation

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This professional development offering has been approved by Walden University, a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 5 CEs. Walden University (NAADAC Provider #72251) is responsible for all aspects of its programming.

Applicable NAADAC counselor skill groups: Clinical Intake and Screening, Clinical Assessment, Treatment Plan, Counseling Services, Case Management, and Discharge and Continuing Care

What You Will Learn

In this micro-course, you will learn to:

  • Identify the significant categories of addictive substances: depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabis, and outliers that fit into several groups.
  • Evaluate the behavioral, physiological, psychological, emotional, and socioenvironmental effects of psychoactive substances on the individual.
  • Describe the pharmacology of abused drugs and what changes in the brain during the addiction process.

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 Years or older

Refund Policy

You will have seven days to request a full refund after purchase. No hidden fees. All books and materials are included with purchase.

Features

Designed by Walden PHD Faculty

Designed by Walden PHD Faculty

Course is designed and supported by Walden PHD faculty with extensive field experience

Knowledge Of Addiction

Knowledge Of Addiction

Topics covered meet SAMHSA competencies (TAP 21)

Fulfill Requirements For Certifications

Fulfill Requirements For Certifications

Obtain training hours and knowledge for the NAADAC certificate exams: NCAC or MAC

In Demand Job Market

In Demand Job Market

Help fill a growing gap in mental health care

Flexible Learning

Flexible Learning

Easily consumable segments to adapt around your busy life

Awards

Certificate of Completion for Continuing Education

Certificate of Completion for Continuing Education

Availability:
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  • feature icon 5 CEs
  • feature icon Estimated 5-Hour Workload
  • feature icon Self-Paced
  • feature icon Accessible for 180 days

How to enroll?

  • 1Add course to cart
  • 2Create your account
  • 3Register for course
  • 4Make payment and submit application
  • 5Start learning
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email lifelonglearning@mail.waldenu.edu for additional assistance

Who is this for

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers and Community Service Providers
  • Nurses and Medical Service Providers