Club Drugs and Hallucinogens (2017) | John Long Nguyen, MD

This presentation is part of the Addiction Medicine Review Course 2017, an overview of the core elements of addiction medicine, presented by top experts in the field. Together with the other presentation it can serve as a broad review for clinicians, a review of the basics for newcomers, or a starting point for those preparing to sit for the Board of Addiction Exam.

Target Audience

  • Addiction medicine specialists who want an overview of the latest developments in the field and their relevance to clinical practice
  • Primary care clinicians who want to get a better understanding of addiction and manage patients with addictions in their practice
  • Public health officials who want an understanding of the current state of addiction treatment
  • Non-physicians who are involved in the treatment of addiction

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this lecture learners should have a working knowledge of the following topics, essential to competency in addiction medicine and identify areas where more study may be needed:

For the following substances: Inhalants; “Club drugs” – MDMA (“Ecstasy”), GHB, Ketamine, DXM; “Hallucinogens” – LSD, Mescaline, Psilocybin; New and emerging drugs – Piperazines, Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists (“Spice”), Cathinones (“Bath Salts”), phenethylamine analogues (2C- and DO- series), "FLYs,” NBOMe derivatives (“Bombs”), and Botannicals…

1) Understand their geography, epidemiology, cultural aspects, and/or special populations (GECS);
2) Understand genetics and/or pre-dispositions (G/PD);
3) Understand their (neuro)physiology (NP);
4) Recognize the presentations of acute and chronic intoxication, abuse, and dependence;
5) Understand potential therapies.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance
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John Long Nguyen, MD
Dr. Nguyen is currently with Austin Travis County Integral Care as the Associate Medical Director of Crisis, Residential, and Substance Use Services and is affiliated with UT-Austin Dell Medical School and Texas A&M.  He did the UCSF addiction psychiatry fellowship at the San Francisco VA and Kaiser, general psychiatry residency at NY-Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell, and medical school at Stanford.  He also majored in Music at Brown and enjoys playing piano, guitar, and drums.


Dr. Nguyen has no relevant financial relationships

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this edduring internet-based educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance


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