This course will cover the physiological and psychological effects of psychoactive substances on the brain and body.
Please note: This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder", course 1163 which is offered for 5 hours of continuing education.
Course created on September 23, 2020
Course Type: Video
CE/CEU Offered: AK/1.5; AL/1.5; AR/1.5; ASWB ACE/1.5 Clinical; AZ/1.5; CA/1.5; CE Broker/1.5 General (FL), Continuing Education (OH), Continuing Education By A Social Worker (SC), Category I Social Work (WV), CE Broker #20-716531; CO/1.5; CT/1.5; DC/1.5; DE/1.5; FL/1.5; GA/1.5; HI/1.5; IA/1.5; IACET/0.2; ID/1.5; IL/1.5; IN/1.5; KS/1.5; KY/1.5; LA/1.5; MA/1.5; MD/1.5; ME/1.5; MI/1.5; MN/1.5; MO/1.5; MS/1.5; MT/1.5; NC/1.5; ND/1.5; NE/1.5; NH/1.5; NJ (ASWB ACE)/1.5; NM/1.5; NV/1.5; NY-Contact Hours/1.5 Self-Study; OH/1.5; OK/1.5; OR/1.5; PA/1.5; RI/1.5; SC/1.5; SD/1.5; TN/1.5; TX/1.5; UT/1.5; VA/1.5; VT/1.5; WA/1.5; WI/1.5; WV/1.5; WY/1.5
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the effects of psychoactive substances on the brain and body.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe and explain different theories relative to the etiology of addiction.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the types and functions of neurotransmitters in the brain.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify and analyze the short and long-term effects of alcohol and psychoactive drugs on the body.
|5-15 Minutes||The Nervous System|
|15-45 Minutes||The “Three” Brains|
|45-60 Minutes||Alcohol & CNS Depressants|
|90-110 Minutes||Marijuana & Hallucinogens|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Dr. John Smith is the Director of Education and Training at Social Model Recovery Systems (SMRS). He is a Professor of Addiction Counseling at Mt. San Antonio College since 2000 and he has also been in Private Practice in California since 2000. Dr. Smith has over 40 years of experience working with mental health and addictions, and he is the author of “Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders: A Practitioner’s Guide” and he is the “Best-Selling” author of “The Authentic Man: A Guide to Happiness and Purpose”.
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