This learning activity
has been designed to provide a 5 contact hour review of the pharmacodynamics of methamphetamine, it's effect on the individual, family and society.
Upon successful completion of this
course, participants will be able to:
- Report the prevalence
of methamphetamine use in the United States.
- Describe patterns of
- Describe the various
routes used to self-administer methamphetamine.
- Describe methamphetamine/amphetamine pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles.
- Compare and contrast
methamphetamine and cocaine pharmacology and use.
- List cardiovascular and
other systemic effects from methamphetamine use.
- Identify fetal, maternal
and neonatal effects from meth exposure during pregnancy.
- Identify the drug of
choice for treating "meth" psychosis. List side effects of this
- Identify common components
of treatment programs.