A DEA Resources Guide to Drugs of Abuse (3 CE)
This course is for: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists
Course By: Virginia Beaufort, Ph.D., LMHC
Content By: Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice
United States (2018). Drugs of abuse: A DEA resource guide. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration.
This course provides information about the most widely abused substances. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice provide a historical review of the Controlled Substance Act to better explain how various substances are scheduled. Federal trafficking penalties are presented before a review of drug classes that include: narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, marijuana, steroids, and inhalants. The section on drugs of concern provides information about DXM, Kratom, and Salvia Divinorum. Finally, the resource guide concludes with a section on designer drugs such as Bath Salts, K2/Spice, and Synthetic Opioids.
- Summarize drugs of abuse from the perspective of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Describe how substances are scheduled and placed into a particular drug class.
- Discuss federal trafficking penalties with clients.
- Introduction to the Controlled Substance Act
- Drug Scheduling
- Federal Trafficking Penalties
- Introduction to Drug Classes
- Drugs of Concern
- Designer Drugs