Genoa Neuropsychiatric Pharmacy Learning Module: Substance Abuse
At the end of this program, the participant should be able to:
Identify signs and symptoms of acute intoxication, acute withdrawal, and chronic dependency associated with the use of the following drugs of abuse:
- Opiates (pain medications, heroin)
- Stimulants (Methamphetamines)
- Describe the pharmacologic properties and pharmacokinetic parameters for drug therapies used in the treatment of substance use disorders.
- Select appropriate pharmacotherapy (agent, dose, duration of therapy) for substance use disorders based on current practice guidelines.
- Develop a monitoring plan that includes assessment of efficacy, and evaluation for adverse effects, drug interactions, and toxicity given a patient undergoing treatment for a substance use disorder,
- Compose a management strategy given a specific drug-related problem in a patient with a substance use disorder.
- Develop a plan to provide appropriate patient education for substance use disorders