The opioid crisis and the flood of other drugs has reached epidemic proportion in many of our tribal communities across the nation. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Tables, twice as many American Indians and Alaska Natives require treatment for addiction compared to any other racial and ethnic group. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of use or misuse of opiates, heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, other stimulants, hallucinogens, marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids, alcohol and other depressants, inhalants, dissociative anesthetics, other chemicals and various drug combinations. Review updated trends on Fentanyl, Fentanyl laced pills, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, Butane hash oil, vaping, and cannabis edibles.
Besides law enforcement, social services, and court system personnel, professionals affiliated with tribal justice systems would also benefit from this course including: * Tribal probation * Tribal Leaders * Any professional who needs to remain current on the most abused drugs in Indian Country **For information concerning continuing education units, please view our [policies](ncjtc.fvtc.edu/policies#continuingeducation) page.**
Upon completion of this training you will be able to: * Explain drug abuse and recognition systems * Identify signs and symptoms of an individual under the influence * Examine the impact of various drug combinations, to explain the physiology of substance misuse * Identify current drug trends, to examine legal considerations related to drug investigations
* Community Corrections Officer * Court System Personnel * Emergency Management * Law Enforcement * Law Enforcement Support * Social Workers * Tribes/Tribal Partners * Victim Service Providers