Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Alcohol Use Disorder A. Meet Amira B. Amira’s Story C. When Is Alcohol Use a Problem? D. Alcohol and Severe Mental Illness E. Intoxication and Short-Term Effects of Alcohol F. Higher Levels of Alcohol Intoxication G. As Regular Drinking Continues H. Alcohol Withdrawal I. Detoxification J. Longer-Term Effects of Alcohol K. Medical Problems and Alcohol Use Disorder L. Mental Illness and Alcohol Use Disorder M. Let’s Practice N. Section Summary Section 3: Cannabis Use Disorder A. Meet Jamal B. Basic Information about Cannabis C. Effects of Cannabis D. Cannabis Intoxication and Short-Term Effects on Mental Illness E. Tolerance and Withdrawal F. Long-term Effects G. Let’s Review H. Section Summary Section 4: Stimulant Use Disorder A. Meet Carlito B. Stimulant Intoxication C. Other Stimulants D. Basic Information about Stimulants E. More Information about Stimulants F. Tolerance and Withdrawal G. Let’s Practice H. Section Summary Section 5: Opioid Use Disorder A. Meet Jonah B. Opiates and Opioids C. Basic Facts about Opiates and Opioids D. More Facts about Opiates and Opioids E. Intoxication and Short-Term Effects F. Detoxification, Tolerance, and Withdrawal G. Opiate and Opioid Use Disorder H. Let’s Review I. Section Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations
Dr. Jenkins is a Counseling Psychologist, and a professor of psychology at Wagner College in New York. He teaches a variety of courses, including Health Psychology, Psychological Testing, Psychopathology, Sleep and Dreams, Principles of Counseling Psychology, and Positive Psychology. He also has extensive clinical experience, and has worked in prisons, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and college counseling centers providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational workshops. He is an associate fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and completed a year-long post-doctoral training at the institute. Dr. Jenkins scholarly works have been published in top psychological journals and edited books, and presented at national conferences. Disclosure: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.
Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.
In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.