E-Cigarettes, are they safe or not?


E-cigarettes: Are they a safe way for smokers to stop or a gateway to getting kids hooked on a habit that’s known to cause deadly diseases of the heart and lungs as well as cancer? Are e-cigarettes safer than smoking? Is vaping bad for your health? Are electronic cigarettes as addicting as traditional ones? Register here

Presented by Rick Rayl, Director of Pharmacy, University Behavioral Health of Denton.

The learning objectives and goals for this training are:
1. Review the scope of the problem
2. Compare the addiction potential of e-cigs and traditional cigarettes.
3. Discuss the vulnerability of adolescents
4. Update the latest information on “vape lung”

Is Marijuana Harmless?

Everyone has an opinion. We are going to look at the structure of the plant through the professional eyes of Rick Rayl, Director of Pharmacy at UBH.

Rick’s position as Director of Pharmacy at a 104 bed acute care psychiatric facility that treats chemical dependency and the severely mentally ill, gives him ample opportunity to stay current with the drugs that treat addiction as well as all psychotropic drugs in general. Rick has published an article in DATIA’s Focus magazine (Winter 2016 addition) on synthetic drugs titled, “Synthetics-Faux Drugs with Real Consequences”.