Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101654
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Human studies are necessary to identify and classify the brain systems predisposing individuals to develop alcohol use disorders and those modified by alcohol, while animal models of alcoholism are essential for a mechanistic understanding of how chronic voluntary alcohol consumption becomes compulsive, how brain systems become damaged, and how damage resolves. Our current knowledge of the neuroscience of alcohol dependence has evolved from the interchange of information gathered from both human alcoholics and animal models of alcoholism.
This course is based on the reading-based online, How Human and Animal Studies Strengthen Our Understanding of Alcoholism: Translational Studies in Alcoholism created by Natalie M. Zahr, Ph.D., and Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Alcohol Research and Health, Volume 21, Number 3, 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 human and animal studies strengthen our understanding of alcoholism. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss what human and animal studies indicate regarding alcoholism, the brain, disinhibition, and frontocerebellar circuitry.
Identify brain processes related to reward, habit formation, stress, and inflammation, and their relationship to the development of alcoholism.
Describe evidence for brain recovery with alcohol abstinence and
what animal models of recovery add to the current understanding.
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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