FP Essentials™

The Changing Drug Culture

Edition #441 | February 2016

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  • List the medical conditions for which marijuana (cannabis) is most commonly used as a treatment.
  • Recognize the most common adverse effects of marijuana.
  • Counsel patients about the common toxicities and adverse effects that can occur with recreational use of synthetic cannabinoids, such as K2 and spice.
  • Counsel patients about the common toxicities and adverse effects that can occur with recreational use of amphetaminelike drugs, such as bath salts, ecstasy, and Molly.
  • Identify the names of commonly abused drugs and the drug classes to which they belong.
  • Counsel patients about the effectiveness of cognition-enhancing drugs.
  • Recognize the toxicities and adverse effects of appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Counsel patients in at-risk groups (eg, adolescents, athletes) about the risks of using appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs.

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