Pharmacology of Drug Use Disorders – 18 Hours

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Based on the publication Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior: The Pharmacology of Drug Use Disorders by John Brick, PhD and Carlton Erickson, PhD, this home-study course will provide the participant with a solid understanding of how the brain works, and the ways in which a variety of drugs affect the brain to produce intoxication and dependence.

APRIL 10, 2024: PHARMACOLOGY OF DRUG USE DISORDERS IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED AND SHOULD BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF APRIL (OR BEFORE). WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE, BUT KNOW YOU WILL WANT AN UPDATED VERSION OF THIS BOOK AND WORKSHEETS. 😉

(Book not available electronically)

Hours: 18

  • What is a drug?
  • Is there a brainbehavior relationship?
  • Pharmacokinetics: How do drugs get there and what do they do?
  • Functional Neuroanatomy: Where do psychoactive drugs act?
  • Neurophysiology: How do psychoactive drugs act?
  • Alcohol: The socially accepted addictive drug
  • Cocaine and other stimulant: Drugs that make us high
  • Opioids: Drugs that calm our pain
  • Nicotine: Of what value?
  • Marijuana: The illegal recreational plant
  • Inhalants: Not just bad breath!
  • Hallucinogens: Drugs that make us crazy
  • Antipsychotics: Drugs that make us sane
  • Anxiolytics: Drugs that calm us down
  • Antidepressants: Drugs that lift us up
  • Addiction: The chronic mental illness
  • Forensic issues in psychopharmacology