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Webinar - Pharmacology for Prevention Specialists: Pharmacology of Opioids
October 21, 2020

Pharmacology for Prevention Specialists: Pharmacology of Opioids


October 15, 2020


Webinar Description

Join us for the second offering in our pharmacology webinar series. This webinar will explore the pharmacology of opioids. The presenter will cover how opioid addiction impacts major brain regions and the acute and chronic symptoms associated with opioid use. Specific features of opioid dependence and withdrawal will be discussed specifically symptoms that occur when a person is discontinuing their use. The webinar will use Zoom technology and the format will be interactive with ample time for questions.



  • Define addiction and how it impacts regions of the brain.
  • Describe the acute and chronic effects of opioid use and withdrawal.




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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Webinar Slides

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Additional Resources

Articles of Interest:

The New York Times: Pointers from Portugal on Addiction and the Drug War

Journal of the American Medical Association: Drug Dependence, A Chronic Medical Illness: Implications for Treatment, Insurance, and Outcomes Evaluation
A.T. McLellan, David C. Lewis, Herbert D. Kleber


Books of Interest:

Sam Quinones

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Gabor Mate, MD