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Nicotine Addiction: Collection IV (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Site on Brain Cells Appears Crucial to Nicotine Addiction; Article 2: NIDA Research Illuminates Associations Between Psychiatric Disorders and Smoking; Article 3: Nicotine Withdrawal Linked to Disrupted Glutamate Signaling; Article 4: Smoking Exposure In Utero Increases Risk of Later Addiction

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About the Course:

This course is based on four NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief, relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.

Site on Brain Cells Appears Crucial to Nicotine Addiction tells how by using genetic engineering, NIDA-supported scientists have produced a strain of mice with special characteristics that can help researchers identify and study key steps in the development of nicotine addiction.

NIDA Research Illuminates Associations Between Psychiatric Disorders and Smoking describes how nearly half of all cigarettes sold in the United States are sold to people with mental illness, and men and women with mental disorders are twice as likely as the general population to smoke.

Nicotine Withdrawal Linked to Disrupted Glutamate Signaling explains how in recent animal studies, NIDA-supported scientists have identified sites on some brain cells that appear to be key promoters of the negative psychological symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

Smoking Exposure in Utero Increases Risk of Later Addiction addresses how an expectant mother’s smoking during pregnancy does not increase the likelihood that her child will later try smoking or become a regular smoker.

All four articles are contained in one PDF.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Nicotine Addiction: Collection IV (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Site on Brain Cells Appears Crucial to Nicotine Addiction; Article 2: NIDA Research Illuminates Associations Between Psychiatric Disorders and Smoking; Article 3: Nicotine Withdrawal Linked to Disrupted Glutamate Signaling; Article 4: Smoking Exposure In Utero Increases Risk of Later Addiction created by Arnold Mann and Patrick Zickler

Journal/Publisher:

NIDA

Publication Date:

August 2005, May 2005, and December 2004

Course Material Authors

Arnold Mann

Arnold Mann is a NIDA Notes contributing writer.

Patrick Zickler

Patrick Zickler is a NIDA Notes staff writer.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about nicotine addiction, associations between psychiatric disorders and smoking, how nicotine withdrawal is linked to disrupted glutamate signaling, and how smoking exposure in utero increases risk of later addiction. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how a site on brain cells appears crucial to nicotine addiction.

  2. Identify the association between psychiatric disorders and smoking.

  3. Describe how nicotine withdrawal is linked to disputed glutamate signaling.

  4. Acknowledge that smoking exposure in utero increases risk of later addiction.

Nicotine Addiction: Collection IV (NIDA Notes)

Article 1: Site on Brain Cells Appears Crucial to Nicotine Addiction
Article 2: NIDA Research Illuminates Associations Between Psychiatric Disorders and Smoking
Article 3: Nicotine Withdrawal Linked to Disrupted Glutamate Signaling
Article 4: Smoking Exposure In Utero Increases Risk of Later Addiction

Nicotine Addiction: Collection IV (NIDA Notes)

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Course Retired

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Course Number 101635
  • 1 CE credit hour
  • NBCC: 0.75 CE credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available

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