Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101607
About the Course:
Human studies have found alcoholics to have a smaller brain size than moderate drinkers; however, these studies are complicated by many uncontrollable factors, including timing and amount of alcohol use. Animal experiments, which can control many factors, have established that alcohol can cause damage to brain cells (i.e., neurons), which results in their loss of structure or function (i.e., neurodegeneration) in multiple brain regions, similar to the damage found in human alcoholics. Despite the negative consequences of heavy drinking, there is hope of recovery with abstinence, which in animal models can result in neural stem-cell proliferation and the formation of new neurons and other brain cells, indicative of brain growth.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Alcohol-Related Neurodegeneration and Recovery: Mechanisms From Animal Models created by Fulton T. Crews, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Alcohol Research and Health, Volume 21, Number 4, 2008
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about alcohol-related neurodegeneration and recovery. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain the advantages of using animal models to study alcoholic neurodegeneration, and discuss human and animal research findings.
Describe animal models of alcoholic brain damage, including the binge-drinking model.
Identify mechanisms of alcohol-related neurodegeneration and how those mechanisms can be blocked.
Discuss brain regeneration during abstinence and mechanisms of abstinence-increased cell genesis and brain growth.
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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