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Hallucinogens And Dissociative Drug Use And Addiction

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2017

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Users of hallucinogens and dissociative drugs are often drawn in by the promise of a relaxed, vivid dream-like state. However, the truth is that these drugs often leave the user unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality, disrupting their ability to think and communicate and leading to intense feelings of panic and paranoia. An array of physical effects, in the worst-case scenario, can be fatal. Clinicians must be prepared to address the psychiatric effects of hallucinogen drug use as well as addiction treatment.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the history of hallucinogen use
  • Identify the various types of hallucinogens
  • Explain treatment of hallucinogen addiction
  • Describe the hallucinogenic experience

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Hallucinogen And Dissociative Drug Toxicity
  • History And Use Of Hallucinogens
  • Categorizing And Grouping Hallucinogens
  • Epidemiology of Hallucinogen Use
  • Hallucinogen Use And Clinical Presentation
  • Medical Care Of Patients Using Hallucinogens
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Complications Of Acute And Outpatient Care
  • The Hallucinogenic Experience
  • Emergency Evaluation And Differential Diagnosis
  • Treatment And Management Of Hallucinogen Use
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Goals Of Pharmacotherapy
  • Inpatient And Outpatient Care
  • Psychedelic Medication And Illness
  • Designer Drugs
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