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Current Drug Trends - NCJTC

Class Length: 16 hours
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Register 4/19/20234/20/20230830 - 1630Denton Public Safety Training Center
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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.


Is This Training For You?

This training may be available for tribal members or tribal agency employees through grant funds. Prior to registering for this training, please contact to inquire about this potential opportunity.

  • Community Member
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Court System Personnel
  • Educator
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement Support
  • Prosecutors
  • Social Workers
  • Victim Service Providers




Past participants had this to say...
"Best class I have attended in 7 years!"
"The instructor definitely exhibits his knowledge through personal experience and real life scenarios. He helps break it down and makes it easier to understand."
"Learning the effects of all the drugs and how to identify them will be so helpful! I now understand and know what the different drugs actually look like."
"I learned a lot about street drugs and how it affects people."

What's In It For You

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Explain drug abuse and recognition systems
• Identify signs and symptoms of an individual under the influence
• Describe the impact of various drug combinations
• Explain the physiology of drug abuse
• Recognize current drug trends