The Neuroscience of Addiction - with Marc Lewis

About the Course:

This webinar discusses how the brain disease model came into being and proposes an alternate theory of addiction. In this riveting and provocative talk, neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the convincing case that addiction isn’t a disease at all. Using personal stories and robust science, he explains how addiction really impacts our brains, and how neuroplasticity and a developmental approach to treatment can help to overcome it.

Publication Date:

The Royal Institution 2016

Author

Marc Lewis

Recommended For:

Addiction professionals. counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Idenitfy the learning mechanisms that create and maintain addictions.

  2. Discuss the negative effects of the disease model.

  3. List possible treatments for a non-disease model.

The Neuroscience of Addiction - with Marc Lewis

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Course Number: 102429
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Recorded Webinar
Rating: 
4.6 out of 5
Popularity: 15 members have taken this course