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Interactions Between Psychiatric Medications and Drugs of Abuse Online Course

Description/Learning Objectives

​This seven-week course explores the needs of clients who are taking prescribed medications and also have substance use problems. The course covers the most common interactions between psychiatric medications and substances of abuse.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • define drug interaction theory
  • describe the similarities between symptoms of mental health problems and substance use
  • list common interactions between antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications and drugs of abuse
  • list common interactions between antipsychotic medications, mood stabilizers and drugs of abuse
  • learn how to anticipate, prevent and handle common interactions.


Target Audience

​Mental health and addiction professionals

Delivery Method



​$375 Registration Fee

$187.50 CAMH Staff Fee


We no longer accept cheques, due to a variety of issues surrounding this form of payment for our courses.

We apologize for the inconvenience.



​The recommended prerequisite for this course is Basic Pharmacology in Mental Health and Substance Use.

This course can be taken alone; however, it qualifies as an elective for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program.
Electives must be taken within a four-year period after completing the core course; any courses taken prior to the core program will not count toward the certificate. Participants will need to either re-take those courses or select electives that they have not previously taken.
The Concurrent Disorders Core Course must be taken first and then you will need to complete only 2 electives (listed below):



This course can be taken alone; however, it qualifies as an elective for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program.


​University of Toronto

Course Date:


Refunds for advance (prior to start date) cancellation will be subject to an administrative fee of $100.00.

Withdrawals from a course are accepted within one week from the course's start date and is subject to an administrative fee of $100.00
Cancellation notice must be communicated in writing by email.



Robyn Steidman
Education Assistant

Tel. 416-535-8501 x36640
fax. 416-595-6617



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