Drug, Brains, and Behavior: The science of Addiction

About the Course:

Groundbreaking discoveries about the brain have revolutionized our understanding of compulsive drug use, enabling us to respond effectively to the problem. As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a medical disorder that affects the brain and changes behavior. Despite these advances, we still do not fully understand why some people become addicted to drugs or how drugs change the brain to foster compulsive drug use. This booklet aims to fill that knowledge gap by providing scientific information about the disorder of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug use and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat substance use disorders.

Publication Date:

NIH Publicatoin No 18-DA-5605 2018

Author

NIDA staff

Recommended For:

Addiction professionals, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for beginners.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define addiction and list risk factors associated with addiction

  2. Describe how drugs affect the human brain

  3. Idenitfy common treatments from drug addiction

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Course Number: 102426
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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