Mental Health Issues for Primary Care with a focus on Drugs and Behavior

Venue: Holland America\'s ms Westerdam

Location: Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 15, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 22, 2009
Registration Date: Nov 13, 2009
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Description

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, PAs, NPs, Psychologists

Program Purpose / Objectives
The course will examine various factors related to the use and abuse of drugs. One of the main themes will relate to why some people lose their ability to socially and physiologically regulate their drugs intake. The course material will focus on the concepts prevailing in the field as well as theoretical notions underlying these concepts. This course can be broken down into three complimentary sections. The first covers drugs in society and in our lives, such as history, definition and effects. The second section reviews the legally restricted drugs in our society. The third major section covers the legal drugs in our society. Particular focus will be on individual, group and family treatment. A brief outline of the topics to be covered is provided below.

The class presentations will deal with similar material, however, a certain amount of material not provided in the readings will be covered in class and some material from the readings will not be discussed in the presentation.

Preliminary Topics for Activity - DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR TODAY
- DRUG-TAKING BEHAVIOR: PERSONAL & SOCIAL
- HOW DRUGS WORK IN THE BODY AND IN THE MIND
- MAJOR STIMULANTS: COCAINE AND AMPHETAMINES
- NARCOTICS: OPIUM, HEROIN, & SYNTHETIC OPIATES
- LSD & OTHER HALLUCINOGENS -
- MARIJUANA
- Family Intervention
- ALCOHOL: SOCIAL BEVERAGE/SOCIAL DRUG
- CHRONIC ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
- Motivational Interviewing

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Additional Information

14 Category 1 CME Credits 14 Contact Hours Course Fees: Physicians $695 Other Professionals $450