Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/100619
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About the Course:
Course includes two brief articles. (1) The actions of alcohol that cause intoxication, initiate and maintain excessive drinking behavior, and promote relapse during abstinence occur primarily in the brain. A thorough understanding of alcohol’s effects on the mechanisms underlying brain function is essential to develop and improve alcoholism prevention and treatment strategies. This article is not an exhaustive overview of alcoholism neurobiology, but a sampling of the more significant recent advances in the field. (2) By identifying the proteins that genes encode and the mechanisms by which the genes influence an animal’s biochemical response to alcohol, scientists can gain insight into the features of human alcoholism and provide a basis for developing pharmaceuticals that short-circuit these genetically defined
This course is based on the reading-based online, Why Do Some People Drink Too Much?: Genetic, Psychosocial and Neurobehavioral Factors created by Alcohol Research and Health
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about alcohol and its genetic, psychosocial and neurobehavioral factors. It is appropriate for participants with intermediate to advanced levels of knowledge about the topic.
understand alcohol\‘s effects on the mechanisms underlying brain function.
become familiar with recent research findings on the genetic risk factors for alcohol abuse.
recognize the psychosocial issues that contribute to the development and maintenance of alcoholism.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
1 CE credit hour
American Psychological Association (APA)
1 CE credit hour
CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
1 CE credit hour
This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
1 CPD hour
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