Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101003
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About the Course:
“The use of marijuana can produce adverse physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral changes, and—contrary to popular belief—it can be addictive. Marijuana smoke, like cigarette smoke, can harm the lungs. The use of marijuana can impair short-term memory, verbal skills, and judgment and distort perception. It also may weaken the immune system and possibly increase a user’s likelihood of developing cancer. Finally, the increasing use of marijuana by very young teens may have a profoundly negative effect upon their development. We hope that this research report will help make readers aware of our current knowledge of marijuana abuse and its harmful effects.”
Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Marijuana Abuse: NIDA Research Report created by NIDA Staff
Journal/Publisher:National Institute on Drug Abuse
Publication Date:July 2005
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about marijuana, its abuse, and consequences of its misuse.. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Explain what marijuana is, how it is used, and the scope of its use in the U.S.
- Describe the short- and long-term effects of marijuana and the medical complications involved in its abuse.
- Identify available treatments for marijuana abuse.
- Effectively utilize sources of additional scientific information regarding marijuana abuse.
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