Skip to Content - Skip to Navigation

Carl Sullivan, MD

Addiction 101: Drugs of Abuse
by Carl R. Sullivan, M.D.

This presentation will be an overview of the spectrum of addicting drugs. It will organize drugs of addiction into four primary categories base on each drug’s properties.

Goals and Objectives

By the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. identify the drugs of addiction;
  2. name the categories of addicting drugs;
  3. describe the similarities and differences between categories of addicting drugs.

Presentation Outline

  1. Drugs of Addiction
    1. Scope of Problem
    2. Animal Models of Addiction
    3. Human Experience
  2. Categories of Addicting Drugs
    1. Sedative - Hypnotics
    2. Opioids
    3. Stimulants
    4. Hallucinogens, etc.
  • Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health
  • Stright Hall, Room 107E
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4405
  • Fax: 724-357-3944
  • MARTI Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Send general office e-mail to: