Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Science Based Drug Education
Monday, September 19 - Thursday, September 22, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Building 802, Camp Rapid
Directions: 2823 West Main Street, Rapid City, SD 57702

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
Science Based Drug Education (SBDE) provides substance abuse prevention specialists, substance abuse treatment personnel, School Resource Officers, School Resource Deputies, Community Trainers and National Guard Drug Demand Reduction personnel with an anti-drug abuse curriculum based on scientific research. SBDE is a research-based presentation on various drugs and their effect on the human body and behavior. It also documents some of the social issues that the drugs create and involve. SBDE helps to alert communities to warning signs and drug trends.

Anti-drug abuse education is critical for organizations, schools, and communities to be proactive against illicit drugs. SBDE is ideal for military and law enforcement personnel who are building both internal drug prevention training as well as interacting with external organizations and communities. This class is also ideal for professionals of any type of organization dealing with youth between 10-17 years of age. The SBDE curriculum provides attendees with tools to build their own presentation to fit their presentation style.

In order to graduate, students will be required to give a five minute presentation over one of the course topics.

Topics Included

  • Drug categories
  • Gateway theory
  • Basic brain process
  • How drugs affect the brain
  • Marijuana
  • Synthetics
  • Drug recognition
Course Length
Science Based Drug Education is a 3.5 Day (28 Hour) course.

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