Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. One person dies every 12 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. Join us for this vital training to learn which opiates and depressants are abused most frequently and about the dangers of new synthetics, including Fentanyl. Examine stages of use, addiction, and withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from use of these drugs. A MUST-ATTEND training to help you build knowledge to address this national crisis.
Our presenter, an experienced narcotics expert, will provide vital information about opiates, heroin, methadone, synthetics, as well as practical tips for addressing this national crisis. Past participants said...** "Best training we have ever had!", " The trainer made it come alive", " Very important for survival", "Great examples~really made the information clear."** Training topics include: * Opiates * Depressant drugs * Stages of use * Effects on family members * Dangers involved * New synthetics - including Fentanyl * Methadone and Suboxone * Narcan
Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: * Identify the most abused opiates and the dangers of new synthetics (including Fentanyl and analogs of Fentanyl) * Understand why depressant drugs (such as Xanax, Soma, Ativan) are being used in combination with opiates * Identify the stages of use and recognize addiction and withdrawal symptoms * Apply the use of Narcan and other drugs to treat opiate overdoses and addiction * Understand the health and life-threatening dangers involved with the use of these drugs and the effects on family members
A great supplement to this training is Drug Abuse Detection for law enforcement. Learn more about Drug Abuse Detection [HERE](http://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00004095/drug-abuse-detection) If interested, just ask for it to be included as part of the agenda when you request this training.