Basics of Pharmacology and Psychostimulants (Cocaine & Methamphetamine)

Join us for the third offering in our pharmacology course series. This course will explore the pharmacology of psychostimulants with a focus on cocaine and methamphetamines. The presenter will cover how psychostimulant addiction impacts major brain regions and the acute and chronic symptoms associated with cocaine and methamphetamine use. Specific features of psychostimulant dependence and withdrawal will be discussed specifically symptoms that occur when a person is discontinuing their use.

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

 

  1. Define addiction and how it impacts regions of the brain.
  2. Describe the acute and chronic effects of cocaine and methamphetamine use and withdrawal.

 

Course developed by the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) with support from SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement Number is: # H79SP080995-01

1.5 Hour Certificate of Completion Available

Starts: Aug. 24, 2021 8:14 pm
Ends: Aug. 25, 2021 8:14 pm
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