Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102426
About the Course:
Groundbreaking discoveries about the brain have revolutionized our understanding of compulsive drug use, enabling us to respond effectively to the problem. As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a medical disorder that affects the brain and changes behavior. Despite these advances, we still do not fully understand why some people become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug use. This booklet aims to fill that knowledge gap by providing scientific information about the disorder of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug use and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat substance use disorders.
This course is based on the article, Drug, Brains, and Behavior: The science of Addiction created by NIDA staff in 2018.
Publication Date:NIH Publicatoin No 18-DA-5605 2018
Course Material Author
Addiction professionals, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for beginners.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Define addiction and list risk factors associated with addiction
- Describe how drugs affect the human brain
- Idenitfy common treatments from drug addiction
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