Drug Use and Abuse Program is designed for individuals that would like to understand the theory and effects behind the uses and abuses of drugs. Substance abuse counselors, social workers, or any person that works or may plan to work in the related field may seek information on the uses and abuses of drugs to better understand the concept. The programs will provide you with the information of drugs and its effects on the nervous system, major abused drugs will be discussed in detail. This program is offered online. This is a self-paced course; this means that you can complete this program at your learning pace within the allotted duration of program access.
This program is designed for learner’s who want to advance their career and are unable to do so, due to their professional and personal obligations.
At successful completion of the program the student will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion.
PROGRAM MODULES OUTLINE
PROGRAM KEY DETAILS
1st & 15th of Every Month
Online or Oncampus
PROGRAM ONLINE LEARNING FEATURES
All programs have a learning path that students can follow without getting off track.
TEXT TO SPEECH
If you don't feel like reading the material, you can activate the audio reader in the program.
Each program is broken down into modules to simply the contents in a section.
You can view the overall program outline from 1 single dashboard without having to switch screens.
When you attend the online programs, you will be able to see the duration of time spent.
Majority programs is equipped with study tools such as flash cards, crosswords etc.
Now you have the ease of tracking your progress while you are in the program.
All programs come with an orientation towards your program to assist you.
PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
In brief explain the classification of drugs.
Describe withdrawal and tolerance of drugs.
Explain the past and present of drug use.
Describe difference between use and abuse of drugs.
Explain in brief the role of government in drug use and abuse.
Describe scheduled of controlled substances.
Describe the functions of the part of the nervous system
Explain the effect of drugs on nervous system.
Explain the routes of drug administration.
Describe the absorption, distribution and elimination of drugs from the human body.
Explain drug testing.
Describe in brief the dose effect curve.
Explain drug interactions.
Explain types of drug tolerance.
Describe the steps in new drug development.
Describe the physiological effects of most commonly abused drugs
Describe the psychological effects of most commonly abused drugs
In brief explain about withdrawal syndrome.
Explain the pharmacology, tolerance, dependence and acute and chronic effects of nicotine.
Explain the cigarette smoking treatments.
Explain the pharmacology, tolerance, dependence and acute and chronic effects of caffeine.
Explain the therapeutic uses of caffeine.
Explain the pharmacology, tolerance, dependence and acute and chronic effects of alcohol.
Explain the therapeutic uses of alcohol.
Explain the pharmacology, tolerance, dependence, and acute and chronic effects of opiates.
Explain the pharmacology, its uses, physiological and psychological effects of marijuana.
Explain the pharmacology, uses and adverse effects of hallucinogens.
Describe the drug classes and its action for psycho-therapeutic medications.
Describe Prescription drugs versus over the counter drugs vs supplements and other products.
Explain the treatment options for substance abuse disorders.
Describe the prevention models and principles of substance abuse.
PROGRAM COMPLETION REWARDS
At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.
At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.
With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume.
Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.