Understanding Addiction

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Understanding Addiction – Neurologically, Physically, Socially, Emotionally

DATE: Friday, August 9, 2024

TIME: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET //  12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT  // 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT // 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT

PLATFORM: Via Zoom Webinar

COST: $54

FEATURES:

  • Live & Interactive Webinar
  • Presentation Slides PDF & Additional Resources Included
  • Provides for 3 CE hours of Substance-Specific OR Clinical training

Our understanding of substance use disorder has advanced significantly over the last 3 decades in part due to major progress in genetics and neuroscience research and to the development of new technologies. These advances have illuminated the neurobiological processes through which biological and sociocultural factors contribute to resilience against or vulnerability for drug use and addiction. Substance use disorders are associated with a wide range of short- and long-term health effects. And, of course, long-term use combined with sociocultural factors can develop as psychopathology such as depression, anxiety, panic disorders, and suicidal behavior. In this webinar, we will review the neurobiology of addiction, three models of addiction, and evidence-based treatments in working with substance use clients who can also have a dual diagnosis.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a clear understanding of the neurology of addiction through the differences of psychological, physical, and neurological dependence.
  • Examine the neurobiological processes through which biological and sociocultural factors contribute to resilience against or vulnerability to drug use and addiction.
  • Discuss how long-term substance use combined with sociocultural factors can develop as psychopathology such as depression, anxiety, panic disorders, and suicidal behavior.
  • Review pharmacology of psychoactive substances.

$54.00