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Substance Use 101, Part 3: Basics of Pharmacology

July 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Substance Use 101:  A Series

Are you new in the field of substance use? Or do you want a review of the basics of alcohol and other drugs? This series of webinars/trainings is a collection of basic information and will present 3 popular topics:  the DSM-5, Neurochemistry, and Pharmacology. Each course can be taken alone and participants will receive hours for each delivery.

Basics of Pharmacology

This course will review some of the basics of pharmacology, which include:  routes of administration and discussion of terminology (tolerance, agonist, partial agonist, antagonist). Understanding routes of administration of substances can help clinicians assess addiction potential and other health problems, and develop harm reduction strategies for those who work in harm reduction. Knowing the difference between an agonist or antagonist or partial agonist will help people understand how some of the medication-assisted treatments work.

Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). Participants must attend the session in its entirety to receive a certificate of completion.




Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)