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The Role of Selected Factors in the Development and Consequences of Alcohol Dependence

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Gender, family history, comorbid psychiatric and substance use disorders, and age all influence a person’s risk for alcoholism. In addition, these factors interact with alcoholism to influence neurocognitive functioning following detoxification. This article examines these factors and considers how they interact with each other.

This course is based on the reading-based online, The Role of Selected Factors in the Development and Consequences of Alcohol Dependence created by Rebecca Gilbertson; Robert Prather; and Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

Alcohol Research and Health, Volume 21, Number 4, 2008

Course Material Author

Rebecca Gilbertson; Robert Prather; and Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D.

Rebecca Gilbertson is a doctoral candidate; Robert Prather is senior project coordinator; and Sara Jo Nixon, Ph.D., is professor and chief, all in the Division of Clinical Addiction Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the role of selected factors in the development and consequences of alcohol dependence. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the role that gender and family history play in alcohol dependence and on alcohol’s effects on the brain.

  2. Discuss alcohol dependence and brain effects as they relate to psychiatric comorbidity and comorbid substance use.

  3. Explain how age plays a role in alcohol dependence and associated consequences.

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Course Number 101592
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  • Reading-Based Online
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42 members have taken this course

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