Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Addictions (only if you are working towards the Addictions certificate).
You do not have to be working toward the Addictions certificate to take this course.
This course has been approved for 12 core CACCF continuing education hours.
May 29 and 30, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | $275
Instructor: Rick Csiernik, BSc, BSW, MSW, PhD, RSW
This workshop will provide the participant with a solid foundation on the unique attributes of the range of psychoactive drugs from alcohol and cannabis to bath salts, crystal meth and oxycontin and how each in turn affects the brain and human behaviour. The four groupings of psychoactive agent depressants, including opioids, stimulants, hallucinogens and psychotherapeutic agents will be examined including the active effects on a user along with withdrawal. The social context of drug use will also be discussed providing a frame regarding how drugs are deemed licit or illicit in Canada.
Note: An optional manual will be available for purchase at the workshop. The cost of the manual will be approximately $30 and will be cash only.