Recreational Drugs: Substances of Choice in the 21st Century - JA0008057-0000-20-119-H04-T

Recreational Drugs: Substances of Choice in the 21st Century

by Tatiana Attipoe, PharmD
(4.6 / 28 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (2.25 Contact Hr)

Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00


The most common drugs of abuse include hallucinogens, opioids, stimulants, sedatives, inhalants, and anabolic steroids. Healthcare professionals should know how to recognize and treat patients who have consumed these substances. This course will discuss the prevalence of these drugs, their mechanisms of action, their effects on the body, and identification and treatment of patients.


The goal of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with knowledge of the most common drugs of abuse, their effects, and treatment options. At the conclusion of this course, learners will be able to:
  • List recreational drugs that are most commonly abused in the United States.
  • Identify the most common adverse effects of toxicity from drugs used for recreational purposes. 
  • Review the available management strategies for toxicity of drugs discussed in this course.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for pharmacy technicians
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 2 contact hours
Initial Release Date: 10/01/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

Course Originally Released on: 7/10/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/6/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Christina A - oakley , CA  ·  Feb 18, 2020
I enjoyed learning the content in this course
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Marissa F - Tucson, AZ  ·  Feb 17, 2020
I have learned a lot in this course that will help me in pharmacy
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Tristen W - Lochbuie, CO  ·  Feb 17, 2020
Good to know, we don't see this stuff often but the cannabinoids stuff was interesting
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HILDA C - HOUSTON, TX  ·  Jan 24, 2020
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Ryan S - San Francisco, CA  ·  Jan 19, 2020
Very informative excellent CE
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Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00