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Drug Abuse and Gender-Related Issues: Collection I (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Studies Identify Factors Surrounding Rise in Abuse of Prescription Drugs by College Students; Article 2: Drugs Affect Men's and Women's Brain's Differently

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About the Course:

This course is based on two NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief, relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.

Studies Identify Factors Surrounding Rise in Abuse of Prescription Drugs by College Students explains how prescription drug abuse among students in U.S. colleges and universities has been rising for several years.

Drugs Affect Men’s and Women’s Brains Differently explores how gender appears to influence biological responses to nicotine, cocaine, and alcohol.

Both articles are contained in one PDF.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Drug Abuse and Gender-Related Issues: Collection I (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Studies Identify Factors Surrounding Rise in Abuse of Prescription Drugs by College Students; Article 2: Drugs Affect Men’s and Women’s Brain’s Differently created by Lori Whitten and Carl Sherman

Journal/Publisher:

NIDA

Publication Date:

March 2006 and July 2006

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Lori Whitten
Lori Whitten is a NIDA Notes staff writer.
Carl Sherman
Carl Sherman is a NIDA Notes contributing writer.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the abuse of prescription drugs by college students and how drugs affect men's and women's brains differently. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Acknowledge the rise in abuse of prescription drugs by college students.
  2. Identify how drugs affect men's and women's brains differently.
  3. Describe the brain effects of nicotine, alcohol, and cocaine.

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Course Number 101633
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