WEBINAR - Pharmacology for Prevention Specialists: Basics of Pharmacology and Alcohol

11:00am - October 8, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest PTTC
Registration Deadline: October 8, 2020
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Join us for the first offering in this informative pharmacology webinar series. This webinar will explore the pharmacology of alcohol. The presenter will cover how alcohol addiction impacts major brain regions and the acute and chronic symptoms associated with alcohol use. Specific features of alcohol dependence and withdrawal will be discussed. Additionally, we will discuss alcohol use during pregnancy and the categories of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The webinar will use Zoom technology and the format will be interactive with ample time for questions



By the end of the series, participants will be able to:

  1. Define alcohol addiction and list the components that influence stigma.
  2. Describe the acute and chronic effects of alcohol use.



Thursday, October 8, 2020: Basics of Pharmacology and Alcohol


Other dates in this series:
Thursday, October 15, 2020: Pharmacology of Opioids
Thursday,October 22, 2020: Pharmacology of Psychostimulants (cocaine & methamphetamine)
Thursday, October 29, 2020: Pharmacology of Cannabis



10:00 am – 11:30 am Alaska
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Mountain



Community and state-level prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members, and treatment professionals working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington).



Ron Jackson, MSW, LICSWRon Jackson, MSW, LICSW, is a Clinical Professor at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work where he teaches courses on addiction and its treatment methods. He recently retired as the Executive Director of Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS), a private non-profit organization, in Seattle, Washington, that provides outpatient opioid treatment in clinics in western Washington and street-based case management services for homeless persons with substance misuse disorders (REACH Program) in Seattle. He served for 10 years as a Co-Principal Investigator for the Washington Node of NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network and is currently on the Advisory Board for the NWATTC.  Mr. Jackson has worked in the field of addiction treatment since 1972.



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Participants will receive a continuing education certificate of 1.5 hours for this live webinar event.



Please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ( for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Janet Porter (