Marijuana, Heroin, and Cocaine (Research Report Series) (2 CE)
Course Level: Beginner
Course By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.The National Institutes of Health is made up of 27 different components called Institutes and Centers. Each has its own specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. All but three of these components receive their funding directly from Congress, and administrate their own budgets. NIH leadership plays an active role in shaping the agency's research planning, activities, and outlook.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: The National Institute on Drug Abuse has developed this series of publications to provide an overview of commonly abused drugs and their consequences as well as treatment options available for those struggling with addiction. This course specifically focuses on marijuana, heroin, and cocaine use.
- Summarize the research on the effects of marijuana use and available treatments
- Summarize the research on the effects of heroin use and available treatments
- Summarize the research on the effects of cocaine use and available treatments
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.