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How has confinement affected the use and abuse of drugs ?: the new course of UNED Dénia

January 08 from 2021 - 09: 31

The next 14 and 15 January will take place at the UNED Dénia the university extension course "Confined in drugs: how has confinement affected the use and abuse of substances?"

The confinement associated with the COVID-19 pandemic situation has produced certain changes in the habits of consumption of drugs of abuse as well as an increase in psychopathologies and the intake of drugs to alleviate them. Although in general, an increase in the consumption of all drugs has been detected, it seems that there has been less interest in habitual substances in social contexts such as MDMA or cocaine, and a greater consumption of other substances such as alcohol, cannabis, benzodiazepines and new psychostimulants.

In this course, the knowledge of the drugs of abuse most used during confinement will be deepened, as well as the treatment of possible psychopathological problems that this situation has caused in a high percentage of the population.

This activity is related to objective 3 of the United Nations Development Goals.

Program:

Thursday, January 14

16:00 -18: 00 "Why do we like drugs?" By Alejandro Higuera Matas, Professor of the Department of Psychobiology of the UNED; and Nuria del Olmo Izquierdo, Professor of the Department of Psychobiology of the UNED.
18:00 -20: 00 "What do you prefer for confinement: alcohol or pills?" By Nuria del Olmo Izquierdo, Professor of the Department of Psychobiology of the UNED.
20:00 -22: 00 “Effects of social isolation on drug use and other related phenomena. The case of Chem-Sex? " By Alejandro Higuera Matas, Professor of the Department of Psychobiology of the UNED.

Friday, January 15

17:00 -19: 00 “Use and abuse of psychostimulants and new psychoactive substances during confinement By Emilio Ambrosio Flores, Professor of Psychobiology at UNED.
19:00 -21: 00 "Main psychopathologies during confinement and how to treat them" By María Teresa Rosique Sanz, Clinical Psychologist via PIR at the Ramón y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid, Professor at UDIMA.

The university extension courses can be followed online or in person and are open to all public prior registration.

All information about the training and activities of UNED DENIA can be obtained at the Dénia Secretariat, Xàbia and Benidorm in person by appointment, on our website: www.uneddenia.es and / or by writing to info@denia.uned.es (Dénia), info@benidorm.uned.es (Benidorm) and info @ javea. uned.es (Xàbia) or by calling 965781754 (Dénia), 965858226 (Benidorm) and 669841642 (Xàbia).

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