PHARMACOLOGY 1June 9, 10, and 11
8:30am to 5:00pm
Trainer: Thea Wessel, LPC, LAC, MAC, NCAAC
21 Hours / 3 Days
Meets Office of Behavorial Health (OBH), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) II requirements, Domestic Violence (DV)
and Continuing Education Units (CEU)
Training in pharmacology is a cornerstone of addiction counseling and a major part of what differentiates the professional field of addiction counseling from other mental health disciplines. This class will provide a solid base of knowledge about the drugs of abuse including alcohol, depressants, stimulants, cannabis, inhalants, designer drugs, hallucinogens, caffeine, nicotine and prescription drugs. It will identify physical effects of these drugs, withdrawal syndromes and process of detoxification. Various methods of drug testing and monitoring will be discussed..