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2021 Drugs, Brain & Behavior: What Cops Need to Know

Drugs, Brain, and Behavior: What Cops Need to Know About Drug Users to Stay Alive

This is a highly technical training course, with discussion on neuroscience, drug effects on the brain and on an individual's behavior, and includes discussion on many types of common street drugs.

Goals & Objectives:

  1. The student will gain an understanding of the effects drugs, in general, can have on the brain and one’s behavior;
  2. The student will be able to identify the mental, emotional & physiological effects of several different commonly abused drugs;
  3. The student will be able to identify various parts of the brain and how they are each affected by drugs;
  4. The student will learn the impact of drugs on a variety of mental health disorders & illnesses;
  5. The student will gain an understanding of addiction and how the brain creates a pattern of compulsions to repeat rewarding behavior like drug euphoria;
  6. The student will learn the dangerous effects of certain drugs on an individual which could lead to self-harm or violence.