Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101612
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About the Course:
This course is based on three NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief, relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.
Brain Mechanism Turns off Cocaine-Related Memory in Rats
explores the memory’s molecular basis and suggests the potential novel therapeutic approaches to cue-induced craving.
A Single Cocaine “Binge” Can Establish Long-Term Cue-Induced Drug-Seeking in Rats
explains how when people abuse a drug, they learn to associate its pleasurable effects with the surroundings in which they experience them.
Cocaine Abuse and HIV Are Linked With Coronary Calcification
describes how cardiovascular changes that are potential factors for serious heart disease are detected in relatively young people with HIV infection or a history of cocaine abuse.
All three articles are contained in one PDF.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Cocaine Research Update: Collection VII (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Brain Mechanism Turns Off Cocaine-Related Memory in Rats; Article 2: A Single Cocaine “Binge” Can Establish Long-Term Cue-Induced Drug-Seeking in Rats; and Article 3: Cocaine Abuse and HIV Are Linked With Coronary Calcification created by Patrick Zickler and Lori Whitten
October 2006, May 2005, and April 2006
Course Material Authors
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about rat experimentation regarding the brain mechanism turning off cocaine-related memory, how a single cocaine “binge can establish long-term cue-induced drug seeking in rats, and how cocaine abuse and HIV are linked with coronary calcification. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain how the brain mechanism turns off cocaine-related memory in rats.
Describe how a single cocaine “binge” can establish long-term cue-induced drug-seeking in rats.
Acknowledge that cocaine abuse and HIV are linked with coronary calcification.
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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