Nicotine Addiction: Collection II (NIDA Notes)

Article 1: Vaccine May Reduce Fetal Exposure to Nicotine; Article 2: Genes and Smoking; Article 3: Nicotine Alters the Developing Rat Brain

About the Course:

This course is based on three NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief, relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.

Vaccine May Reduce Fetal Exposure to Nicotine explains how antibodies that block nicotine’s path across the blood brain barrier may also inhibit placental absorption.

Genes and Smoking describes why so many would-be quitters fail, even though they have the help of stop-smoking interventions like nicotine replacement.

Nicotine Alters the Developing Rat Brain proclaims how exposure to the drug during gestation or adolescence may cause lasting alterations in reward and motivation circuits.

All three articles are contained in one PDF.

Journal/Publisher:

NIDA

Publication Date:

April 2007 and February 2007

Authors

Carl Sherman; Nora D. Volkow, M.D.

About the Authors:

Carl Sherman is a NIDA Notes Contributing Writer.

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., is the director of NIDA.

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 nicotine addiction. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge how antibodies that block nicotine’s path across the blood brain barrier may also inhibit placental absorption and discern vaccine safety.

  2. Identify how many American adults who smoke would prefer NOT to do so.

  3. Describe how exposure to the drug during gestation or adolescence may cause lasting alterations in reward and motivation circuits.

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of Addiction Counselor CE.

Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course.

If you're already a member, please login to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

Exam-related Actions