Online Course » Why Not Pot? A Review of the Brain-based Risks of Cannabis

Course Description:
The use of marijuana is associated with several brain-based risks. The authors provide an historical perspective on marijuana and review contemporary research on its potential for negative effects on the brain.  They discuss the risk of cannabis dependence, driving under the influence of cannabis, underachievement, inducing (or worsening) certain psychiatric conditions, and the potential for progression to use of more dangerous drugs -- summarized by the acronym DDUMB, a cognitive tool that will help healthcare providers in their risk/benefit discussions with patients who use cannabis.

This CE course is designated as intermediate.

Course Objective:
Upon completing this course, participants should be able to
  • Explain the risks of marijuana use
  • Apply the mnemonic, DDUMB, in discussing the risks of marijuana use with patients

Intended Audience:
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
Author Bio:
Kai MacDonald, MD, and Katherine Pappas, BA. Dr. MacDonald and Ms. Pappas are with UC San Diego Psychiatry, San Diego, CA, USA

Dr. MacDonald has received training in both psychiatry and family practice, including psychopharmacology, general medical issues, and psychotherapy. He has experience in addiction (as medical director of an outpatient substance abuse program), mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and ADD/ADHD.
Credits:
1.00
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
American Psychological Association - view details
Association of Social Work Boards - view details
California Board of Registered Nursing - view details
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - view details
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - view details
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - view details

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Unit Price
$15.00




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