Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to present to you the course “How to Understand Psychoactive Substances”. This online certification course is a wonderful guide for anyone interested in this topic, for anyone who has been injured or has a loved one who has been affected by drug use. In the book, I have tried to present as much scientific information on the topic as possible and at the same time to present it in an accessible way for the ordinary person (non-specialist). Many psychoactive substances, their properties, history, development, legality, methods of use, and their consequences are considered. I’ve looked at some of the most commonly used “legal” drugs, such as tobacco, alcohol, and anabolic steroids, and those we all consider dangerous or at least somewhat harmful, such as cannabis, heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, and ecstasy. Although psychoactive substances have been used since ancient times and are currently used in modern medicine, the issues related to them are increasingly relevant, important, and urgent.
I hope that my attempt to synthesize the main points and facts about drugs will be useful for every reader. I also hope that this book will help every young person in his journey of seeking and discovering pleasures, guiding him on a path safer for his health and personal development.
About the Author – Valentin Boyadzhiev is a certified psychologist, psychoanalyst, and author. He graduated in “Psychology and Psychopathology of Development”, acquired a professional qualification “Teacher of Psychology” and a postgraduate professional qualification “Psychological counseling in psychosomatics and disorders of social adaptation.” He completed a specialization in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in California, USA, and underwent training in psychoanalysis in Manchester, England. He also graduated in a psychoanalytic program for dream analysis and psychotherapy. In 2021. undergoes another psychoanalytic training in Birmingham, England. He is a member of the Association “Bulgarian Psychoanalytic Space”, “International Society of Applied Psychoanalysis”, “International Alliance of Holistic Therapists” and “National UK Therapists Register”. From 2017 works as a school psychologist, and in his private practice he works in the following areas: psychological counseling, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. Conducts lectures, seminars, and pieces of training. Author of books and scientific publications such as “Countertransference as a tool for finer and more accurate diagnosis of the mental structure of the patient in analytical, clinical and psychotherapeutic practice”, “Transmission and countertransference in the psychoanalytic, clinical and psychotherapeutic process”, “Protective mechanisms in psychoanalytic, the psychotherapeutic and clinical process ”. His first monograph in Bulgarian was published in 2020. under the name “Classical Psychoanalysis”, which is part of the collection “Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy”.
The course “How to Understand Psychoactive Substances” consists of 33 textual modules. After you purchase the course, you will be able to access the course directly in your profile. To receive your certificate, you need to successfully pass all the modules of the training. After passing them, it is necessary to declare your wish for a certificate by writing us an e-mail. After verifying your results, your certificate will be sent to you directly via e-mail.
Enjoy our online certification course “How to Understand Psychoactive Substances”!
- Certified Course
- Online learning
- 24 weeks limit for completing your course
What you’ll learn?
- Introduction to the subject
- What should we know about psychoactive substances?
- Where does tobacco come from?
- Tobacco distribution
- Tobacco distribution restrictions
- Measures to restrict tobacco use
- Measures to restore smoking
- Tobacco trade
- Tobacco production and trade over the years
- Use of tobacco for treatment over the years
- What is the use of tobacco products today?
- Forms and models of tobacco use
- Composition and properties of tobacco
- Health risks of tobacco use
- Effect of tobacco on health
- Effect of smoking on health
- How did alcohol appear?
- Why do people consume alcohol?
- Composition and properties of alcohol
- Health risks
- Models of use
- Alcohol and society
- What we need to know about anabolic steroids
- How do anabolic steroids work?
- How do people abuse anabolic steroids?
- Short-term and long-term health risks
- How do anabolic steroids affect the brain?
- Anabolic steroids and society
Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?
Who this course is for:
- Social Workers
- Medical Practitioners
- Anyone Interested In the topic of Psychoactive Substances (Drugs).