Drugs of Abuse

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This education course covers the DEAs Drugs of Abuse 2020 edition. Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse. Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide, is designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States. This training covers the comprehensive guide provides important information about the harms and consequences of drug use by describing a drug’s effects on the body and mind, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts. This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening and Counseling Services skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.


Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the drug classes;
  2. Identify common drugs of use and abuse.
  3. Understand common street names of substances,
  4. Demonstrate common treatment of  substances.




AuthorDEA. 2020 Drugs of Abuse. Retrieved from https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/Drugs%20of%20Abuse%202020-Web%20Version-508%20compliant-4-24-20_0.pdf

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C