Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101617
About the Course:
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a safe, noninvasive method to examine the brain’s macrostructure, microstructure, and some aspects of how the living brain functions. MRI is capable of detecting abnormalities that can occur with alcoholism as well as changes that can occur with sobriety and relapse. The brain pathology associated with chronic excessive alcohol consumption is well documented with imaging of the living body. Some of these changes are reversible with abstinence, but some appear to be enduring. This publication addresses these issues.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Living Brain: Evidence for Brain Degeneration Among Alcoholics and Recovery With Abstinence created by Adolf Pfefferbaum, M.D. and Margaret J. Rosenbloom
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Alcohol Research and Health, Volume 21, Number 4, 2008
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 evidence for brain degeneration among alcoholics and recover;y with abstinence. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.
Describe Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) findings from studies comparing alcoholics and non-alcoholics.
Discuss study results regarding the prospects for recovery from brain abnormalities with alcohol abstinence.
Explain what has been learned about the alcoholic brain from in vivo neuroimaging in animal models.
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