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Stimulants: Cocaine, Meth, Ecstasy   
Cocaine, Meth, Ecstasy, are widely used drugs that stimulate your brain, but also have so many side affects that people who use this drug need to understand. This presentation will teach you what happens to your mind and body when using these drugs, how they impact your life and relationships, and very much negatively alter your health and welfare. There are no harmless drugs, and this class of drugs are some of the most harmful. You will also learn how to get yourself off of these drugs and how to get help if you need it, to get off of these drugs. You can lead a productive and healthy life, but not if you are using, abusing, or addicted to Stimulants.
  • Introduction
  • What Are The Stimulants
  • How Do They Affect a Person
  • What Can a Person Do to Change
  • What Can Help a Person Change
  • What Happens if They Do Not Decide to Change
  • Summary
  • Streaming Video
  • Detailed Lesson Printout
  • Interactive Slides
  • Moderated Forum
  • Peer Chat
  • Polls
  • Additional Resource Links
Lesson Specs
Length: 41 min, 23 sec
  Part of Course:
Understanding Substance Abuse and Addiction
Lesson Instructors
  Theodore Parran, MD  
  Medical Professional with Addiction and Substance Abuse Specialty
Wang Professor of Medical Education, CWRU School of Medicine Associate Medical Director, Rosary Hall, St. Vincent Charity Hospital.
  Chris L. Adelman, MD  
  Medical Director, Rosary Hall St. Vincent CharityHospital, Cleveland, OH
A 1979 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Medical School, Dr.Adelman’s interest in addiction medicine dates back to his first assignment as an emergency room physician in Montana, where he quickly became the first medical director of the hospital’s addiction treatment program.
  Dr. Russell Goodwin  
  Addiction and Substance Abuse Expert
Russell J. Goodwin is a highly experienced professional with a unique set of skills as a therapist and trainer. Mr. Goodwin works extensively with both individuals and corporations at IMPACT Solutions as coordinator for these services.

On the private practice side, Mr. Goodwin counsels adolescents, young adults, and adults who are dealing with chemical dependency and other addictions, co-dependency, adolescent disorders, family parenting and relationship issues, adjustment disorders, abuse, anxiety, depression, and anger/behavioral management issues. Mr. Goodwin also does marital/couples/family therapy and conducts chemical dependency assessments and interventions.

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