Exploring Current Drug Trends
This program is intended for those individuals working in the Behavioral Health and Substance
Presented by Vince Michael Palladini, RPh MBA CAC
Upon the completion of the program the participants should be able to:
1. Participants will be able to describe the traditional categories of drugs including stimulants,
depressants, opiates, hallucinogens and ergogenic substances, and their effects.
2. Participants will discuss the widely abused class of stimulants that include MDMA, cocaine and
3. Participants will recite characteristics of the Opiate class, including heroin, fentanyl, Vicodin and
4. Participants will identify both traditional and obscure street drugs including MDMA, PMA,
Sextacy, Methamphatetamine, Ice, Yaba, Khat, Herbal Ecstasy, Red Bull, BC Bud, Triple C,
Fentanyl, PCP, Wet, Special K, Locoweed, “lean” or “purple drank,” GHB, Burundanga, Nitrous
Oxide, THG, Kava Kava and Clove Cigarettes.