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This course examines the opioid epidemic and the measures that have been taken to decrease OUD. It includes: the charge of the current study, the study approach, definitions and terminology,...  Read More

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This is an advanced course that examines the neurobiology of addiction, how the currents research fails to recognize this, and how prescribed use leads to opioid misuse. It covers alternatives...  Read More

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This course examines the opioid epidemic in detail. It begins with identifying the scope of the problem. The report includes: trends in prescription opioid use and misuse, risk factors for...  Read More

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The course is a systematic review focusing on attention bias, and approach bias in those with cannabis use disorder, opioid use disorder and stimulant use disorders. The authors posit that...  Read More

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This course discusses motives for gambling. It examines: social, financial, fun/thrill and negative affect factors of both problem and non-gamblers in Spain. It also tested Spanish speaking measures. This is...  Read More

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This course examines neurobehavioral theories of addiction and evaluates them against benchmarks. Each theory is explained from inception, various modifications to its current state. The seven main theories discussed are:...  Read More

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This course examines the effect of sexual orientation and gender on alcohol use, using graduated frequency measures and drinking contexts. Binge drinking patterns were studied. Sexual identity was shown to...  Read More

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Interpersonal attachment and drug addiction share many attributes across their behavioral and neurobiological domains. Understanding the over-lapping brain circuitry of attachment formation and addiction can lead to a better understanding...  Read More

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This article explores craving in Internet Game Disorder among college students. Craving, as a central feature of addiction and a precursor of relapse, has been recently targeted in addiction intervention....  Read More

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This article explores free will in addiction, positing that it reflects likelihood of choices, not lack of capability to act. It enumerates the factors that place people at susceptibility for...  Read More

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The concept of compulsion, in which addictive behavior is not a voluntary behavior, is central to the neurobiological theories that have become popular as disease theory of addiction are ubiquitous...  Read More

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Normative thinking about addiction has traditionally been divided between, on the one hand, a medical model which sees addiction as a disease characterized by compulsive and relapsing drug use over...  Read More

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This webinar discusses how the brain disease model came into being and proposes an alternate theory of addiction. In this riveting and provocative talk, neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis...  Read More

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The EMCDDA commissioned this report in order to increase understanding of the nature of addiction, highlighting the lessons that alcohol, tobacco and non-pharmacological addictions can provide for understanding addiction to...  Read More

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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...  Read More

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Behavioral addictions such as gambling, video games, sex, and shopping share many clinical features with substance use disorders, including etiology, course, and neurobiology. Yet, the treatment of behavioral addictions and...  Read More

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The Office of the Surgeon General recently produced its first Report on the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse on health, making several very laudable policy recommendations, including characterizing addiction...  Read More

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This chapter describes the neurobiological framework underlying substance abuse and why clients transition from using or misusing to a substance use disorder. It also explains how these substances produce changes...  Read More

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As tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of mortality in the United States, differential rates of smoking and use of other tobacco products is a significant contributor to health...  Read More

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