Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 28): Basic Neurobiological and Preclinical Research

About the Course:

Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment: Treatment Improvement Protocol 28, presents current knowledge about the use of naltrexone, an opioid antagonist. This course covers Chapter 3 of Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment and discusses basic neurobiological and preclinical research which has helped establish addiction as a biological brain disease. This course covers Chapter 3 only.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005

Author

SAMHSA

About the Author:

Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 28 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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 basic neurobiological and preclinical research related to the biological and genetic causes of addiction. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the basic components and fundamental aspects of the human nervous system.

  2. Identify how drug dependence is related to neurological reinforcement systems.

  3. Explain the interaction between alcohol and neurotransmitters.

  4. Discuss the current research linking alcohol and opioids.

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