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Dustye L. Sheffer, B.A.

Overview of the current Legal Drugs on the market. Current and pending State and Federal Legislation regarding these substances. Physical and psychological symptoms of persons abusing these substances.

Goals and Objectives

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

  1. know what Legal Synthetics are available on the market;
  2. understand the State and Federal Laws regarding Synthetics;
  3. discuss the signs and symptoms of Synthetic Abuse.

Presentation Outline

  1. Bath Salts
    1. What they are and who uses them
    2. History
    3. Symptoms of use
    4. Challenges presented in treatment
    5. State and Federal Laws
  2. Synthetic Cannabinoids
    1. What they are and who uses them
    2. History
    3. Symptoms of use
    4. Challenges presented in treatment
    5. State and Federal Laws
  3. Other Substances of Abuse
    1. An overview of other 'drug' trends among adolescents and young adults
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