Recreational Drugs of Abuse

Recreational Drugs of Abuse

Recreational Drugs of Abuse

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


Thurs., May 11, 2023
Noon – 1 p.m. ET




The 2023 Live Opioid CME Series is FREE for members and nonmembers,
thanks to support by a State Opioid Response Grant from:

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Registration required.

Program description:

Recreational drugs can incorporate substances that are frequently abused. These substances may cause addiction in many and some even have an affinity for causing life issues like family problems, relationship troubles, financial woes, professional deterioration, and much more. But what is the real difference between recreational drug use versus addiction? Is there a line that prevents someone from crossing over into a point of no return?  Being impulsive has been shown to create a bridge between recreational drug use to compulsive drug use. The outcome can cause a drug habit or addiction, and this can lead to the person needing to go through drug detox and rehabilitation at an inpatient treatment program.

The line between recreational drug use versus addiction is often blurred. While everyone interacts with drugs differently, repeated substance use can begin to cause changes in the brain. These changes can last long after the immediate effect of the substance wears off. In this presentation we will take a closer look at these drug effects.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of commonly abused recreational substances and their effects on the body and mind.
  • Explain the factors that contribute to substance use and addiction, including genetics, environment, and personal choice.
  • Discuss the risks associated with substance use, including overdose, infectious diseases, and mental health disorders.
  • Describe evidence-based treatment options for substance use disorders, including medication-assisted treatment and psychotherapy.


Olawale Ojo, MD, MSC
Medical Director, Methodist Hospital Addictions Program
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine

bout our speaker:

Dr. Olawale Ojo is a psychiatrist in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He received his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences in Nigeria in 2009. He completed his Psychiatry Residency at Interfaith Medical Center in New York in 2020 and served as a Clinical Fellow in Addiction Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine through 2021.  Dr. Ojo has been in practice for 14 years.

CME information:

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy: In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Statement: No member of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company to disclose.

If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 or


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 11, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. ET


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5/11/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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