ATOD- The How and Why of substance abuse and dependence

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ATOD- The How and Why of substance abuse and dependence

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6 Hour 

This training will focus on the social and physiological determinants of substance abuse and dependence. Historical perspectives, current brain and neuroscience research will be discussed to assist with genetic factors that can trigger addictive responses. 
An overview of the stages of use will be discussed and how that relates to the field of prevention. 

Objectives are:
1)Understand the history of drug abuse
2) Understand the physiological determinants of substance abuse and dependence
3) Understand current brain and neuroscience research and genetic predispositions

References
Cohen, W. E., & Inaba, D. S. (2004). Uppers, downers, all arounders: Physical and mental effects of     psychoactive drugs. Medford, OR: CNS Publications.
History of Drug Abuse, (2014) National Geographic
Peeke, P (2014) Epigenetic transformation, Ted Talk, Edinburgh, Scotland
University of Utah, (2015) Epigenetics, http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/epigenetics/
Volkow, N, (2015) Why do our brains get addicted? Ted Talk, http://tedmed.com/talks/show?id=309096

 

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