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 two electives (listed below):
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.
Please note: This course requires you to use an internet browser, but the system does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer. Do not use that to access the course.