Pharmacology of Mood Altering Drugs is designed to assist participants in furthering their knowledge of the effects of psychoactive substances.
This course is eligible for U of M ACCP specialization in Addiction Studies and appropriate for post-secondary students and helping professionals
The course will explore how a person’s biology intersects with the pharmacology of durgs of abuse to produce the behavioural effects associated with various drugs and drug classes. Drug abuse and addiciton will be viewed throug a lens of altered brain functioning as the basis for the pharmacological, physiological and psychological aspects of psychoactive substance use. Discussions will focus on the pharmacology, withdrawal symptoms and treatment options of specific drugs of abuse and drug classes.
Fundamentals of Addictions course is required