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Course Description:
"Drugs of Choice--What Kids are Really Doing"

The "Drugs of Choice" class is geared toward providing the attendee with a working knowledge of how various illicit narcotics chemically affects the brain and body, as well as provides the student with the ability to recognize these illicit drugs or their users through various origins and description, through their effects on the user, as well as through common paraphernalia associated with illicit drug abuse.

The instructor utilizes a PowerPoint-type presentation that contains bulleted information as well as videos and pictures containing images of illicit drug users, symptoms of illicit drug use as well as paraphernalia that is utilized to use the various drugs.

The learning objectives of the class are as follows:

  1. The student will be able to understand the common street names for various illicit drugs.

  2. The student will be able to identify the origins of each drug dating back to the late 1800’s and their spread throughout the United States.

  3. The student will be able to physically identify each drug by its description and photographs.

  4. The student will be able to identify the physical and mental effects that the drugs produce in users.

This course also addresses the areas of community involvement as well as treatment options that are being used to combat addiction in our local areas.