The Pharmacological & Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Other Drugs online textbook has been developed for the Behavioral Health program at Whatcom Community College or students taking Chemical Dependency Professional certificate or degree courses. This online textbook hosts a variety of learning resources, such as articles, links to websites, webinars, videos, and infographics that relate to course topics. One of the main sources for learning resources within this online textbook is the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health.
Pharmacological & Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Other Drugs Course Description:
This class covers information on the physical impact and the response of the human body to alcohol and other drugs of abuse. The fundamentals of pharmacokinetics, neurological functions and current research on prevention, and treatment will be studied with special focus on effective intervention strategies for each class of drug.