VOLUME C: Addiction Medications and Special Populations
1: Addiction Basics: Alcohol and Benzodiazepines; Psychostimulants,
Volatile Substances, and Cannabis
1 consists of 3 workshops. The first workshop focuses on some basic
definitional information on addiction and neurobiology of psychoactive
disorders. Workshops 2 and 3 review medical and psychiatric considerations
surrounding intoxication, withdrawal and management of withdrawal
for major drug categories.
2: Opioids: Basics of Addiction; Opiate Agonist, Partial Agonist,
and Antagonist Therapies
Module 2 consists of 4 workshops that describe the rationale and
procedures for use of addiction pharmacotherapies. Major emphasis
is on the established opiate pharmacotherapies: methadone, buprenorphine,
naltrexone and naloxone. Current status of pharmacotherapies for
stimulant abuse is also reviewed.
3: Special Populations: Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders, Women,
and Young People
3 consists of 3 workshops on topics of special populations. Workshop
1 focuses on issues related to substance abuse and its treatment for
people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Workshop 2 focuses on topics related to treatment of women with substance
use disorders. Workshop 3 describes common substance use problems
among young people and considerations for their treatment.