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This course familiarizes users with designer drugs, known as “legal highs,” summarizes common effects of these drugs, and provides treatment recommendations.


a). Discuss the epidemiology of emerging designer drugs.

b). Name at least one designer drug in each of the drug classes: stimulants, cannabinoids, and hallucinogens.

c). Describe both common clinical and psychiatric effects of designer drugs.

d). Identify at least five indicators of designer drug use.

e). Discuss two treatment recommendations for clients suffering from designer drug use.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Michael F. Weaver, John A. Hopper, & Erik W. Gunderson

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