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Medical Marijuana And Methadone Treatment Programs

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 2007 reviews

Course Summary

Methadone is a powerful narcotic that can be used to treat severe pain as well as the symptoms of withdrawal from heroin. However, methadone itself can be addictive, and the withdrawal symptoms can be severe. Medical marijuana is now being used to ease the symptoms of methadone withdrawal as patients are going through the detoxification process. Although it does not alleviate all withdrawal symptoms, it makes the process much easier on patients and medical staff alike. This course provides nursing professionals with current knowledge of new laws and evidence influencing the use of medical marijuana and methadone treatment programs.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Methadone
    1. Use in Detoxification
    2. Pain Relief
    3. Withdrawal Treatment
    4. Delivery Methods
    5. Contraindications
    6. Methadone and Addiction
  3. Medical Marijuana
    1. Uses of Medical Marijuana
    2. Delivery Methods
    3. Pharmaceuticals
    4. Contraindications
  4. Medical Marijuana As A Methadone Withdrawal Treatment
  5. Summary

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