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Hallucinogens 1
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
Introduces the pharmacology and uses of hallucinogens. The lesson discusses the use of hallucinogens in traditional tribal rituals and modern recreational practices. Students learn about hallucinogens found in nature and how they differ from developed synthetic versions. Discussion reveals the wide array of phar...
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Hallucinogens 2
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
Expands on the discussion of hallucinogens introduced in Class 16. This lesson reviews the origins and effects of several drugs, including plant-based hallucinogens (such as “magic mushrooms” and peyote), Indole hallucinogens, Catechol hallucinogens, amphetamines, designer drugs, and Anticholinergic hallucino...
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Preventing Drug Abuse
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
Debates ways of improving existing prevention programs. Students discuss how such things as commitment of funding, supply and demand, and social attitudes affect the success of prevention programs. Distinctions are drawn between drug education and drug prevention, between primary, secondary, and tertiary levels...
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Social Concerns About Drug Use
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
Focuses on the social and governmental issues. Discussion examines the social context of drug use and the role that government plays in regulating it. Topics in this lesson cover the evolution of social concerns about drug use, the resulting conflicts caused by these concerns, and the questions and issues that n...
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamine
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
Builds on previous lessons to compare and contrast the history, pharmacology, and patterns of use for stimulant drugs. The psychological effects and delivery mechanics of cocaine and amphetamine drugs are discussed. Students learn of the striking similarities between the two drugs from a user’s point of view,...
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Youth Gangs, Part 1
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
This lesson provides a comprehensive review of youth gangs, including gangs, including what attracts young people to gangs and what can be done to confront them by the family, community, school and police. Guest Expert: Thomas W. Fleming. Commander, Park forest Police Department
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Marijuana 2
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
Continues the discussion of marijuana introduced in Class 18. Students review the pharmacological aspects of marijuana, discuss continuing medical interest in the substance, and further debate the controversies surrounding marijuana use, particularly with respect to its varying levels of toxicity.
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Prevention Strategies, Part 1
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
A continuation of the discussion on the previous lecture by Dr. Blevins on the adverse effects and benefits of various drugs. After this discussion, there follows a presentation on prevention strategies. Guest Expert: Angela Bowman, Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association...
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Alcohol and Aging
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
In this country, the elderly population fits right in with other oppressed groups we have studied. Even though we all hope to join this group, we tend to subject its members to attitudes that may reflect damaging biases and stereotypes. Addictions counselors need accurate information about this population because...
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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