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Understanding the Addicted Brain: From Science to Service

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About the Course:

Understanding the Addicted Brain From Science to Service relates how research advances made over the past several decades have led to a better understanding of the full complexity of drug abuse and addiction and have built a sound scientific foundation on which to design prevention and treatment stragies that work. In addition to advancing the science base about drug abuse and addiction, it is equally critical that the knowledge gained from research be moved from the laboratory to the community. This book covers the following topics: Addiction and the brain; the role of genetics; impact of brain scans; drugs, alcohol and the brain; stress and addiction; impact of gender, violence and comorbidity, and understanding adolescent addiction.

This course is based on the book, Understanding the Addicted Brain: From Science to Service created by Carlton K. Erickson, Ph.D., Nora D. Volkow, M.D., and Daniel D. Squires, M.S., M.P.H.

Journal/Publisher:

Manisses Communication Group, Inc.

Publication Date:

2004

Course Material Authors

Carlton K. Erickson, Ph.D.

Director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Pharmacy.

Nora D. Volkow, M.D.

Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Daniel D. Squires, M.S., M.P.H.

Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies.

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 understanding the addicted brain. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe addiction and the brain, the role of genetics, and the impact of brain scans.

  2. Recall the different types of drugs and the impact they have on the brain.

  3. Explain the effects of stress on alcohol consumption and the impact of gender, violence, and comorbidity.

  4. Acknowledge adolescent addiction and alcohol dependence.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

4 CE credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

4 CE credit hours

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.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

4 CE credit hours

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.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

4 CPD hours

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Understanding the Addicted Brain: From Science to Service

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