This course provides a comprehensive presentation on marijuana, including medicinal marijuana and synthetic marijuana. Specifically, the potential effects of both natural and synthetic marijuana use on the brain, other body structures, and behavior are presented. Additionally, how marijuana use can lead to the development of problem use, known as a marijuana use disorder, and the treatment options that are available for persons struggling with this addiction are also discussed.
- Discuss why marijuana addiction is both brain disease and developmental disease.
- Identify some of the complex mechanisms that influence cannabis use disorder (CUD).
- Describe the brain’s role in CUD, specifically the brain’s reward system.
- Explain the effects of recreational, medicinal, and synthetic marijuana’s use on the brain, other body organs, and the user’s behavior.
- List some of the dangers associated with the use of synthetic marijuana.
Target Audience: Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & LMFT
Content Level: Beginner to Intermediate to advanced
2 CE Hour Credits Approved By: NAADAC, ASWB, & NBCC
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 1
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Students 126
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self