Under the Influence, 4 Hours
The function of this course is to make sure that all staff are able to make accurate assessments about those they encounter who are “high.” Participants are provided a penlight and pupilometer to keep. Staff learn how to use the pupilometer properly in line with the standardized field-testing influence standards developed and taught by the International Association of Chiefs of Police Drug Recognition Expert course. Participants learn to detect signs of use of all the standard trending drugs: stimulants, opiates, hallucinogens, cannabis, and dissociative anesthetics including the increasing use of synthetic forms of these drugs and the dangerous societal problems that come with their use. Included are hands-on opportunities to learn the drug paraphernalia and how the drugs are currently physically consumed. Participants typically are surprised at what they do not know in this arena.