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Current Drug Trends

Event Dates
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center

New Orleans, LA

*This training event has been cancelled or postponed. See Fox Valley Technical College and the National Criminal Justice Training Center website for details: https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/coronavirus-covid-19

The opioid crisis and the flood of other drugs has reached epidemic proportion in many of our communities.

Learn more about this national challenge and other emerging drug trends such as Fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, and other chemicals.

Explore the issues associated with the legalization of marijuana in many states and vaping, Butane hash oil, and cannabis edibles. Discuss the challenges these "new drug delivery systems" have caused many states.

Consider how particular drugs are designed and why the designs of these drugs are so popular. Gain an understanding of the stages of use, addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from the use of drugs.

Discuss common delivery systems and observe examples of emerging drugs in various forms.

Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug usage, as well as how Naloxone/Narcan works in cases of opioid overdoses.

Date Created: February 3, 2021