100973: Mind Over Matter: Brain's Response to Substances

About the Course:

This course is based on a series of 8 articles prepared for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It reviews what is currently known about the effects of a number of substances on the brain. Physiological and psychological effects are explored, as are short- and long-term impacts of the use of various substances.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Publication Date:

1997-2003

Author

Sara Bellum

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the way the human brain responds to a variety of substances/drugs, both on a physiological and psychological level. It is appropriate for all level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify which drugs affect different parts of the brain and the mechanisms of action involved.

  2. Describe the negative effects that drugs discussed can have on individuals.

  3. Apply information presented to working with drug addicted clients/patients.

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