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Hallucinogens And Dissociative Drug Use And Addiction

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3.5 hours Pharmacology: 3.5 hours
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Course Summary

Users of hallucinogens and dissociative drugs are often drawn in by the promise of a relaxed, vivid dream-like state. However, the truth is that these drugs often leave the user unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality, disrupting their ability to think and communicate and leading to intense feelings of panic and paranoia. An array of physical effects, in the worst-case scenario, can be fatal. Clinicians must be prepared to address the psychiatric and physical effects of hallucinogen drug use as well as addiction treatment. This is the second in a two-part series on hallucinogens.

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Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Hallucinogen And Dissociative Drug Toxicity

III.        History And Use Of Hallucinogens

IV.         Categorizing And Grouping Hallucinogens

1.   Lysergamides

2.   Indolealkylamines

3.   Phenylethylamines

4.   Other Designer Drugs

5.   Piperidines

6.   Cannabinoids and Synthetic Cannabinoids

7.   Other Hallucinogens

V.           Epidemiology of Hallucinogen Use

1.   Demographics

2.   International Estimates of Drug Use

3.   Morbidity and Mortality

VI.         Hallucinogen Use And Clinical Presentation

1.   Physical Examination

2.   Laboratory Studies

VII.      Medical Care Of Patients Using Hallucinogens

1.   Consultations

VIII.    Pharmacotherapy

1.   Benzodiazepines

2.   Neuroleptics

3.   Antidotes for Drug Reversal

IX.         Complications Of Acute And Outpatient Care

1.   Complications

2.   Patient Education

X.           Summary 


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