Drug rehabilitation is the process of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. The general intent is to enable the patient to confront substance dependence, if present, and cease substance abuse to avoid the psychological, legal, financial, social, and physical consequences that can be caused, especially by extreme abuse.
What Will You Learn?
- After successfully completing this course is to familiarize you with:
- Scientific knowledge about the psychological and physiological effects of drugs of abuse,
- The characteristics of drug abuse and dependence, and history and current trends in the treatment of drug addiction.
- Medical identification and treatment of a substance use disorder (“addiction”), as well as drug laws and attitudes toward addiction in society.
- Scientific, medical, and ethical issues related to drug abuse and addiction
What is addiction? What behaviours are addictive? Introduction to drug schedules and categories
The Brain on Drugs Part I, II, III