Course Descriptions

The WRCTC delivers relevant, operational-level training to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations in support of national priorities, and serves as a force multiplier in the global narcotics threat and transnational organized crime reduction efforts.

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Opioid Awareness Seminar

Opioid Awareness Seminar

The sudden rise in opioid and prescription narcotic deaths, both nationally and throughout the Commonwealth, has presented a unique challenge to local communities. The Opioid Awareness Seminar focuses on national, statewide and local trends relating to heroin, prescription opioids, and other opioid compounds. Overdose awareness, recognizing a potential addiction and community prevention/treatment programs will also be discussed providing a realization of how the opioid epidemic can affect the school environment and the community. 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
  • Understand how pain receptors works in the human body and how opioid pain medications affect these receptors.
  • Analyze current national and statewide trends in regards to adolescent opioid abuse.
  • Understand the pharmacology of other opioid compounds and how they can become an attractive replacement to opioid pain medications.
  • Describe the signs of an opioid overdose.
  • Understand statewide trends regarding drug related overdose deaths.
  • Recognize the warning signs of a possible opioid addiction.
  • Understand what can be done at the school/community level to help combat the opioid epidemic.
Prerequisites: None.
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Course Length: 1 hour

Who May Attend: Educators, Counselors, School Staff Members, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military, Health Care Professionals and Community Based Organizations.