Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101618
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About the Course:
This course is based on two NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.
Low Dopamine Receptor Availability May Promote Cocaine Addiction explains how reduced availability heightens reinforcing effects of cocaine in monkeys, and how the drug drives this measure even lower.
Mice With Genetic Alteration Eschew Cocaine describes how NIDA researchers have desensitized mice to cocaine by genetically altering their dopamine transporters, proteins that are a key target of cocaine, to resemble ones found in the brains of some insects.
Both articles are contained in the same PDF.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Cocaine Research Update: Collection II (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Low Dopamine Receptor Availability May Promote Cocaine Addiction; Article 2: Mice With Genetic Alteration Eschew Cocaine created by Lori Whitten
Publication Date:April 2009 and June 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 how low dopamine receptor availability may promote cocaine addiction and how mice with genetic alteration eschew cocaine. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Explain how low dopamine receptor availability may promote cocaine addiction.
- Acknowledge that cocaine reduces availability of D2 receptors.
- Describe how mice with genetic alteration eschew cocaine.
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