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Heroin Addiction And The Opioid Pandemic

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

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

In recent years, there has been an alarming increase in heroin use among both men and women, in virtually all age groups and at all socioeconomic levels. Some of the biggest increases have occurred in demographic groups which have historically shown a low level of heroin use, such as women, the privately insured, and those with high incomes. Studies show that heroin use has changed from an inner-city, minority and low income problem to one distributed primarily outside of large urban areas, reaching an epidemic level.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the prevalence of heroin use in the US
  • Describe the methods of heroin use
  • Explain the treatments used for heroin addiction

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Overview Of Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction And DSM-5
  • History Of Heroin
  • Its Properties And Uses
  • Methods Of Heroin Use
  • The Problem Of Prescription Opioid Use And Heroin Addiction
  • Treatment For A Substance Use Disorder And Addiction
  • Heroin Toxicity
  • Black Tar Heroin
  • Summary

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