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Mind Over Matter: Brain's Response to Substances

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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.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Mind Over Matter: Brain’s Response to Substances created by Sara Bellum in 2003.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Publication Date:

1997-2003

Course Material Author

Sara Bellum

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

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

3 credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

3 credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

3 credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

3 credit hours

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Course Retired

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Course Number 100973
3 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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554 members have taken this course