Facing Addiction in America: Chapter 2 - The Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction


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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 in brain structure and function that promote and sustain addiction, contributing to relapse

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US Dept of Health and Human Services; Office of the Surgeon General; Stance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Clinicians, Physicians, Researchers, Administrators, Program Directors, Policy Makers. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the bioloical component and risk factors of addiction.

  2. Distinguish the biological cycle of additction.

  3. Extrapolate the biolocial processes and forms of disruption to those processes.

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Course Number: 102382
Total Credit Hours: 1.5cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1.5cr
Exam Fee: $10.46
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Format: Online
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