Drugs of Abuse – Current Trends

This presentation will educate the participant on the latest trends in substance abuse. National and state level statistics will be provided as well as personal, anecdotal information to assist in understanding these trends.

Educational Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • State the evolution of drugs of abuse from street drugs to prescription drugs
  • State 3 current drug overdose trends
  • Apply 2 prevention strategies to less the impact of street drug use and prescription drug overuse and abuse

3.0 CE’s for:

  • DMH – Licensed Administrator
  • DMH – Addiction Therapist
  • DMH – Community Support Specialist
  • DMH – Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH – Peer Support Specialist
  • MAAP – Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NAADAC
  • CHES- Certified Health Education Specialist
  • CPH – Certified Public Health

Presenter

John Harless, Lieutenant Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Department of Public Safety Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit

Location

Virtual

Date

Feb. 22, 2021

Time

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenter

John Harless, Lieutenant Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Department of Public Safety Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit

Location

Virtual