MCTC Course Catalog
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Evidence Based Drug Education

This course is restricted to US military law enforcement personnel along with other local, state, and federal civilian law enforcement employees to include criminal analysts, and corrections officers. 

There is no cost to attend this training.

Course Description
The Evidence Based Drug Education (EBDE) course is designed to equip substance abuse prevention specialists, treatment personnel, school resource officers, community trainers, and National Guard Drug Demand Reduction personnel with a comprehensive anti-drug abuse curriculum. Rooted in a strong body of scientific evidence, this course offers an in-depth exploration of various drugs, their effects on the human body, behavior, and the broader social implications they bring.

Evidence Based Drug Education is:
-Scientifically Grounded: Our curriculum isn't just evidence-based; it's founded on a robust body of scientific research, ensuring that you receive accurate, up-to-date, and impactful knowledge.
-Community-Centric: EBDE doesn't just stop at imparting knowledge. It empowers attendees to recognize warning signs, stay updated on drug trends, and actively contribute to their communities' well-being.
-Versatile Application: Whether you're in the military, law enforcement, or any organization working with youth aged 10-17, EBDE provides the tools to tailor presentations to your audience and style, ensuring maximum impact.

Key Takeaways
-Understand the history of drug abuse
-Gain a deep understanding of the physiological and behavioral effects of various drugs.
-Learn to identify and address the social challenges arising from drug abuse.
-Acquire tools to create customized presentations that resonate with your audience.
-Stay ahead of drug trends and effectively alert your community.

Who Should Attend?
This course is ideal for:
-Professionals from organizations working with youth between 10-17 years of age.
-Law enforcement and military personnel aiming to enhance both internal drug prevention training and community outreach.
-Anyone passionate about combating drug abuse and making a positive difference in their community.

In order to graduate, students will take a written multiple-choice test and will be required to give a five minute presentation over one of the course topics.

Topics Included:
-Drug categories
-Basic brain process
-How specific drugs affect the brain
-Overview of specific drugs (e.g., marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin) -Synthetics -Drug recognition -Federal drug scheduling

Course Length
Evidence Based Drug Education is a 3.5 Day (28 Hour) course.

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

There are no scheduled classes available at this time.

MCTC provides on-site and mobile training of the highest quality at no cost to the student to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

If you would like to host this class click here.

Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585  Johnston, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532 (commercial), 431-4756 (DSN), 515-727-3613 (Fax)