November 3, 2022 - Emerging Drugs of Abuse and Current Drug Trends. Live, Interactive Webinar


Price: $129.00
November 3, 2022.  Emerging Drugs of Abuse and Current Drug Trends (5 Hour Workshop)

General Workshop Series Goals (This Course is NBCC and ASWB approved)

Due to COVID-19 changing the way we participate in continuing education over the past 2 years, we have switched from in-person to live interactive webinars.  This switch has shown us many conveniences such as not having to deal with traffic while attending a workshop, being able to schedule clients directly after a webinar (when you would be driving home from the in-person workshop), and other general conveniences that a live, interactive webinar provides to participants.  Given this convenience, and the fact that all states where we teach allow live, interactive (synchronous) webinars to count as in-person workshops, we will continue to provide these trainings as live, interactive webinars for now. We will be keeping our eyes open for the possibility of live in-person workshops in 2023 and beyond, but for the remainder of 2022 we will continue with live, interactive webinars.  Our live, interactive webinars will be using the Zoom platform. 

For more detailed information on this course, click here.

This interactive workshop will discuss the latest developments and information regarding synthetic cannabinoids, MDPV, Mephedrone, Kratom, and other emerging drugs that have been showing up with clients recently.  Workshop participants will be introduced to the physiology of these drugs and how they can possibly impact, mimic and exacerbate mental health disorders such as anxiety and depressive disorders.  Epidemiologic trends in drug abuse in both youth and adults will be discussed as will the latest trends both on the national and local levels. 

Workshop Components:

8:30 AM - Sign-in/Morning Coffee Station

9:00 AM - History of drug emergence and of being federally controlled (10 min)

  1. Overview of the scheduling of controlled substances.

9:10 AM - Synthetic Cannabinoids (50 min)

  1. History of classifying/prohibiting marijuana.
  2. Synthetic vs. naturally occurring cannabinoids.
  3. What are synthetic cannabinoids and the history of their rise in popularity.
  4. Classes of synthetic cannabinoids.
  5. Effects and dangers.
  6. Generational iterations of synthetic cannabinoids.
  7. Legal Status both locally and nationally.
  8. Vaporizor’s with Marijuana/Hash Oils

9:50 AM - MDPV/Mephedrone (“Bath Salts”) (50 min)

  1. What are “bath salts” and the history of their rise in popularity.
  2. Synthetic amphetamines with hallucinogenic properties.
  3. Dangers/lethality/Poison Control Center data.
  4. Timeline, effects of use and relation to Ecstasy.
  5. Legal status in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and nationally.

10:50 AM – (15 Minute Morning Break)

11:05 AM - Opiates and Synthetic Opiates (1 hour)

  1. History of classifying/prohibiting opiates.
  2. Opiates (Opium, Kratom) and synthetic opiates (Heroin, Oxycodone, Oxycontin).
  3. Medicated assisted treatment for opiate addiction (Methodone, Suboxone, Vivitrol).
  4. Cough Syrup with Codeine and Promethazine
  5. Dangers/effects of use.
  6. Differential Diagnosis issues and group exercise

12:05 PM - Lunch (On Your Own)

1:05 PM - National Emerging Trends of Existing Drugs (Cocaine and Alcohol) (1 hour)

  1. History of classifying/prohibiting alcohol and cocaine
  2. Cocaine lacing trends
  3. Alcohol trends (alcopops, and different routes of ingestion)
  4. History of prohibition of different drug classe

2:05 PM - (15 Minute Afternoon Break)

2:20 PM - Molly/Hallucinogens, Synthetic Hallucinogens, Ketamine and Detramethorphan (1 hour)

  1. History of classifying/prohibiting hallucinogens
  2. Ecstasy & new trends with MDMA (Molly)
  3. Synthetic psilocybin, 2C-I, 2C-E and the “new school” of synthetic hallucinogens
  4. NBOMe’s
  5. Old School Trends (PCP, Ketamine)
  6. Bromo-DragonFLY
  7. Kratom
  8. Salvia Divinorum & Salvinorin A

3:20 PM - Other Emerging Trends – (10 min)

  1. Drug trend possibly on the horizon (Krokodil & Oxi)

3:30 PM – Question/Answer Period, Attendee Sign-out, Certificate of Completion Dissemination



    $129 Early Registration per workshop day (by 10/20/22)
    $150 Late Registration per workshop day (from 10/21/22 - 11/01/22)

    November 3, 2022 - Emerging Drugs of Abuse and Current Drug Trends - Live, Interactive Webinar using the Zoom Platform

    Cancellation/Reimbursement Policy:  Valid requests must be received in writing/email within seven (7) days of course date.  Late requests for the 4 day workshop series can only bring in a substitute attendee
    or receive credit for a future workshop date.  All refunds are subject to a $15.00 processing fee.  If paid by credit card, an additional $4.04 fee will be assessed to cover the cost of PayPal processing charges on credit cards.
    Refund requests require 2-3 weeks processing time and will be issued as a check as is our policy.