Total CE Credit Hours: 1.75
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102956
About the Course:
This course examines the expanding use of Kratom in the US through two articles. The drug has similar effects to both opioids and stimulants depending upon preparation. The active ingredient in Kratom is approximately 46 times more potent than that of mitragynine and 13 times more potent than morphine. Polydrug use is associated with over 80% of the overdose deaths, including prescribed medications treating bi-polar disorder. Kratom’s potential to mitigate opioid use is also discussed.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Kratom History and Current Perspectives created by Steven C. Eastlack, Md, PhD and Charles Veltri, PhD. in 2020.
Publication Date:October 2019 Jan 2020
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.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge the growing use of Kratom in the US.
- Identify the conditions under which kratom acts as a stimulant and acts as an opioid.
- Summarize the risks associated with use and the positive potential pharmacological benefits in the future.
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