• Objectives • Review the function of the most common neurotransmitters (Dopamine, Serotonin, GABA, Glutamate, Norepinepherine, Acetylcholine) • Explore how different drugs interact with brain chemistry to produce the reward • Learn how the brain's natural protective mechanisms actually cause withdrawal symptoms, and what that means • Identify mental health issues associated with imbalances between these neurochemicals • Examine ways to deal with chemical imbalances
    $6.00 for 90 days
  • This course is based on Counselor Toolbox Episodes: 009- Pharmacology of Stimulants, Depressants and Hallucinogens and 010 Medication Assisted Treatment for Opiates and Alcohol
    $9.00 for 90 days
  • Objectives • Identify the primary medications used to manage substance withdrawal and describe when they should be used • Identify the drugs currently FDA-approved for the treatment of substance use disorders • Identify a patient's stage of disease and whether and when to use pharmacotherapy including key indications and contraindications. • To identify and define the purpose of 9 types of psychotropic drug classes. • To name common side effects and risks of these classes of drugs. • To list the five strategies for aiding tobacco users willing to quit (Five A's) and unwilling to quit (5 Rs). • To identify and describe life-threatening syndromes that can develop as a result of taking psychopharmacological medication. • To educate the counselor in ways to encourage medication compliance in client sessions. • Discuss the different self-help group options • Evaluate the pros and cons of each type of self-help group
    $24.00 for 90 days

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