CE / Trainer course
The Brain and the Disease of Addiction
The Brain and the Disease of Addiction training course will teach you about the disease of addiction by looking at how the brain is affected by substances such as drugs and alcohol and how the disease of addiction develops.
This course is for individuals, parents, students, healthcare professionals and groups and organizations who will benefit from an understanding and knowledge of the science of the disease of addiction.
The course is available as a self-paced online continuing education course, as a trainer program for in-person and webinar settings or delivered by Overdose Lifeline as live online and on-site training for groups of five or more.
What You Will Learn
- Addiction/Substance Use Disorder Historical View
- Definition of Addiction
a. ASAM – Detailed
- Number of Americans Affected, Treatment Gap, Barriers, and Recommendations
- Cause and Risk Factors
- Effects on the Brain
- Regions of the Brain Functions
a. Limbic System and the Reward Pathway
b. Dopamine and Neurotransmitters
c. Reliance, Tolerance and Self Control
d. Brain is Rewired
e. Effect on the Survival Hierarchy
f. Putting it all Together
- Neuroplasticity – The Brain’s Ability to Change/Reset
- Drug Classifications
- Activity (online)
- End Notes and Resources
Online CE Course
Online, self-paced continuing education.
2.0 CE Credits
Clinician and layperson accreditation through Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education.
Individual Course: $30
On-Site & Live Online Training
On-site and live online training, available for groups of five or more.
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