Primary Care: Mental Health Issues with a Focus on Drugs and Behavior

Venue: Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line Epic

Location: Depart Barcelona, Spain

Event Date/Time: Sep 04, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 11, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 02, 2011
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Description

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

The presentation will consist of lectures, small group activities, and video presentations.

Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.

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Additional Information

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢ 14 Contact Hours Course Fees: Physicians - $695 Other Professionals - $450

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