The Pharmacology of Addiction

4th May 2018
10 a.m.—1 p.m.

Merchants Quay Ireland are now offering  a workshop on the Pharmacology of Addiction for those in the addiction field or related fields looking to expand and build upon their knowledge base in this area. The training will include learning in areas such as how psychoactive drugs work in terms of their biochemical economy, the pleasure system and pathways, and the function of neurotransmitters/receptors in the pathology of addiction. The key psychoactive drugs will be explored from sedatives through to stimulants to hallucinogens and their derivatives. In addition, the N.P.S. (New Psychoactive Substances) will also be examined with regard to their effects, routes of admission, tolerance, and toxicity. This training is for anyone with a serious interest in the area of substance use and who interacts in either a paid or voluntary capacity with people who have addiction issues.

Title: The Pharmacology of Addiction

Course facilitator: Peter Kelly, Merchants Quay Ireland, Training Officer

Venue: The Carmelite Center 56 Aungier St Dublin 2 Schedule: 10 a.m.—1 p.m.

Eligibility: This training is for anyone who interacts on either a paid or a voluntary capacity in the area of problem drug use /addiction and has an interest in learning more about the pharmacology of legal and non-legal psychoactive drugs

Cost: €50.00 How to apply: Course application forms are attached to this advertisement, and can also be got from Peter Kelly, Training Officer at Merchants Quay Ireland or by contacting Peter at 01-5240936. Numbers will be limited to 18 participants.

Closing Date: Closing date for receipt of application forms is Friday 20th April 2018

More Information: For further information please contact Peter Kelly in Merchants Quay on 01-5240936 or email

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