The Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction
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Course Created: 2016
Practice Level: Intermediate
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA leads public health efforts that advance the behavioral health of the nation. On samhsa.gov SAMHSA states that its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on communities in America.
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The Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction reviews brain research on the neurobiological
processes that turn casual substance use into a compulsive disorder.
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- Identify the brain regions involved in SUDs
- Discuss the addiction cycle
- Describe the factors that increase risk for SUDs
- Conducting Research on the Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction
- The Primary Brain Regions Involved in Substance Use Disorders
- The Addiction Cycle
- Binge/Intoxication Stage - Basal Ganglia
- Withdrawal/Negative Affect Stage - Extended Amygdala
- Factors that Increase Risk for Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction
- Use of Multiple Substances and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions
- Biological Factors Contributing to Population-based Differences in Substance Misuse and Substance Use Disorders
- Recommendations for Research
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