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Keeping Up with the New Street Drugs: Changing Chemical Combinations

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$30 for Registrants

60 minutes
Date Published

April 12, 2017

Publisher

UT School of Social Work

Subjects

Drugs

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Summary

This session will provide an update on the problems with synthetic cannabis and cathinoids and the emerging chemical drugs known as phenethylamines, tryptamines, piperazines, MDMA (ecstasy), methamphetamine, and the dissociative drugs (PCP, ketamine, dextromethorphan). This webinar will provide the audience with an understanding of the effects of these drugs and how rapidly their composition and names are changing, and their effects on the user. In addition, other drugs of note, such as “Krokodil” will be discussed, along with the risks of sexually transmitted diseases and the impact of these diseases on various population groups.

Objectives
Participants will be able to:
• Discuss trends in the use of different drugs, changes in marketing practices and geographic variables
• List the latest treatment medications as well as the effects of these new drugs and methods to treat them
• Examine the risks to different groups (youths, people of color, elderly, middle-aged users)
• Describe the various methods of using different drugs (or music), and how this can drive an epidemic
• Discuss the changes in supply and demand of different drugs and the impact on public health

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Presenters

Jane Maxwell, Ph.D.

Jane Maxwell, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Texas at Austin. She was with the State’s substance... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Keeping Up with the New Street Drugs - Video
Keeping Up with the New Street Drugs - Paper
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