Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/103065
About the Course:
This research intensive course focuses on early-life Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Substance Use Disorder (SUDD). It includes: animal models of addiction, TBI and the young brain, clinical and epidemiological data on early-life TBI, preclinical studies (animal models of TBI), development and maturation of the reward pathway, TBI neuropathology and neuroinflammation in the addiction pathway, anatomical alterations following TBI in the maturing brain, induction of inflammatory markers, blood-brain barrier hyper-permeability, synaptic alterations, changes to the dopaminergic system, TBI and addiction, Clinical history of TBI and susceptibility to SUD, preclinical evidence of SUD risk following early-life TBI, the possible mechanistic role of Orexin in TBI and SUD, and confounding variables of TBI-related SUD. This course is neuroscience intensive.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Brain interrupted-Early life traumatic brain injury and addiction vulnerability created by Lee Anne Cannella and Hannah McGary in 2019.
Publication Date:Mar 2019
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.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the correlation between TBI and SUD.
- Identify the neuroscience underpinnings that makes TBI patients more susceptible to SUDD.
- Summarize the literature on the risk of use to specific drugs based on age and gender.
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