Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101677
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About the Course:
Alcohol dependence and dependence on other drugs frequently co-occur, and strong evidence suggests that both disorders are, at least in part, influenced by genetic factors. Indeed, studies using twins suggest that the overlap between dependence on alcohol and on other drugs largely results from shared genetic factors. In recent years, researchers have identified numerous genes as affecting risk for dependence on alcohol and other drugs. These include genes involved in alcohol metabolism as well as in the transmission of nerve cell signals and modulation of nerve cell activity.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Genetics of Alcohol and Other Drug Dependence created by Danielle M. Dick, Ph.D. and Arpana Agrawal, Ph.D.
Journal/Publisher:National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Publication Date:Volume 31, Number 2, 2008
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the genetics of alcohol and other drug dependence. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss the genetic epidemiology of alcohol and other drug (AOD) dependence.
- Identify specific genes related to AOD dependence.
- Explain conclusions drawn from genetic studies, including mechanism of action and addiction implications.
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