Crystal Methamphetamine Update, 8 hours
This course begins with an investigation of the physiology and pharmacology of crystal methamphetamine in its various forms and the identifiable symptoms of use/abuse/dependence. Use and impact of other drugs in concert with “crystal” is covered as is treatment, relapse, and probationer management issues. Participants hear from law enforcement officers, whenever possible, and current methods used in intervention and the possible dangers to officers in making home visits is taught. A simple drug abuse/dependence screening method is taught, and community resources are identified, including the use of 12-step programs as a way of supporting as well as holding probationers accountable.