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, 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
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.
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.
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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