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Substance Use Disorders 101 Training

This training will provide information on the consequences of substances commonly used by consumers and will introduce participants to the epidemiology and prevalence, and neurobiology of co-occurring disorders. This training will explore the neurobiological basis of Substance Use Disorders (SUD’s) and provide information on the medical consequences of SUD.  Specifically, this training will offer information regarding how to conceptualize addiction and persistent changes to the brain structure and function with chronic use.  It will discuss the major neurotransmitters involved in SUD’s and cognitive and memory effects.  The Four Legs of Addiction; psychological, spiritual, biological and social will be explored.  SUD’s will be examined based on former and current additions to the DSM-5.  Warning signs and symptoms of suicide and how to screen and assess for suicide will be explored. 

At the conclusion of this training session, participants should be able to:

1.    Identify at least 5 types of psychoactive drugs
2.    Name the major neurotransmitters involved in SUDs and how affected by substance use
3.    Identify the 11 criteria associated with DSM-5 SUDs and what is different than DSM-IV criteria
4.    Describe how psychoactive substances effect the central nervous system
5.    List at least two warning signs of suicide

Starts: Aug. 7, 2020 8:00 am
Ends: Aug. 7, 2020 10:15 am
Majuro, RMI
Registration Deadline
August 3, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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