Course Length: 1 Day (7.5 Hours)
who work in the area of alcohol abuse and enforcement of alcohol-related
crimes may easily fall into the trap of inertia, believing that
has been consumed for centuries, nothing has changed. Few challenges
to law enforcement, probation and parole officers, medical practitioners,
alcohol/drug treatment professionals and counseling professionals
are as difficult to subdue as remaining current on the changing
trends, methods of abuse, and drug-alcohol combinations associated
with alcohol. Due to the popularity of the Internet and social
media, the discovery of a "new high", a new method to
escape discovery of misuse, or a new method of use is disseminated
throughout the world almost instantaneously.
focuses on the new and the different as encountered throughout
the world, the nation, and particularly the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics include new methods of alcohol abuse, caffeine issues,
the advent of energy and "relaxation drinks", new uses
of alcohol to get high on other drugs, and new levels of alcohol
concentration in alcoholic beverages. By better understanding
the new forms and uses of beverage alcohol and the myths associated
with the drug known as alcohol, participants gain an appreciation
for the complex nature of alcohol’s effects and learn how
to better deal with their part of the interaction with the suspect/client.
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