Course Description: This course will review some of the basics of pharmacology, which include routes of administration and discussion of terminology (tolerance, agonist, partial agonist, antagonist). Understanding routes of administration of substances can help clinicians assess addiction potential and other health problems, and develop harm reduction strategies for those who work in harm reduction. Knowing the difference between an agonist or antagonist or partial agonist will help people understand how some of the medication-assisted treatments work.
Trainer: Mary McCarty-Arias
Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). The NJ Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers reciprocity for CADC, LCADC, and LPC. Participants must attend the session in its entirety in order to receive aCertificate of Completion.