Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Thursday, April 20, 2023

    Offline Date

    Monday, April 20, 2026

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Monday, April 20, 2026

    Target Audience




    • Overview

      GABA, GABA, GABA. What’s all this GABA about?

      If a substance exhibits a mechanism of action involving the GABA receptors and channels, should it be expected to have an abuse potential, and further, should it automatically be a controlled substance right alongside benzodiazepines (benzos), ethyl alcohol, and some seizure medications (in other words, a decent group of sedatives)?

      Then again, just because a substance is a controlled substance, that doesn’t necessarily mean outright avoidance should be practiced within patient care either. Still, for substances like “roofies” or “the date-rape drug”, the balance between appropriate utilization and major safety concerns is a little more one-sided. Join Dr. Mark Garofoli for a thorough review of all sedatives provoking their action with GABA receptors and channels.


      • Slide Document :   23125H99_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   23125H99_6pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Distinguish benzodiazepine substances based on legal status, approved uses, duration of action, and structural class
      Recall common GABA-related substances of abuse and their respective specific GABA receptor or channel mechanisms of action
      Distinguish between gabapentinoid overuse and withdrawal symptoms
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-23-125-H99-P

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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