MCTC Course Catalog
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Science Based Drug Education

Registration for this course is open to all military, law enforcement, prevention, treatment, education, and healthcare personnel and professionals.

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.

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Continuing Education Units
The Iowa Board of Certification has approved this course for 23.0 hours, Category A: Alcohol and Drug Specific.

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.

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