Pharmacology for Prevention Specialists: Basics of Pharmacology and Alcohol
October 8, 2020
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).
- Define alcohol addiction and list the components that influence stigma.
- Describe the acute and chronic effects of alcohol use.
Ron 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.