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

Course Material 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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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Our Provider Number: 107243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

Our Provider Number: 17-1460

CE Learning Systems dba Addiction Counselor CE has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.

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Course Number 100973
3 credit hours
Online Article
Exam Fee: $20.91
4.3 out of 5
544 members have taken this course