DescriptionThis program offers information on the biological basis and genetic aspects of addiction. A strong relationship exists between the co-occurrence of substance use/addiction and mental disorders such as schizophrenia, PTSD, and depression. Understanding the underlying neuronal mechanisms of this co-morbidity is essential in adopting effective strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatments for clients suffering from addiction. In addition, the biological basis of using pharmacotherapy for alcoholism will be discussed. Through active participation and debates, participants will be able to develop a broad scientific perspective on issues related to addiction and substance use as well as the co-morbidity of addiction with other mental illnesses.
|8:30 – 9:00am||Login|
|9:00 – 9:30am|| Introduction: |
A scientific perspective on the psychopharmacology of addiction/substance abuse and co-morbid mental disorders
|9:30 – 10:30am||Basic anatomical and physiological features of the brain as they relate to addiction and related mental disorders|
|10:30 – 10:45am||Morning Break|
|10:45 – 11:45am||Common underlying neurophysiological and neuro-pharmacological aspects of co-morbidity of addiction and other mental disorders|
|11:45 – 12:15pm||Primary genetic aspects of addiction and co-morbid mental disorders|
|12:15 – 1:15pm||Lunch Break|
|1:15 – 2:15pm||Comparison of different treatment models for substance abuse and addiction|
|2:15 – 2:45pm||Scientific basis for existing current therapies for the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions|
|2:45 – 3:00pm||Afternoon Break|
|3:00 – 4:30pm|| Practicum application of newly-acquired scientific knowledge for future application in daily practice; |
Final Discussion / Q&A
In Collaboration With:
This presenter is being supported through a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science and the NC AHEC Program.
Group RegistrationsRegistering 5 or more participants from the same agency with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.
Substance use counselors, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical mental health counselors, human service practitioners, administrators, public health professionals, and other mental health professionals interested in this topic
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to develop a broad scientific perspective on the psychopharmacology of addiction/substance abuse and co-morbid mental disorders, and will also be able to:
- Explain basic anatomical and physiological features of the brain as they relate to addiction and related mental disorders
- Describe the common underlying neurophysiology/neuropharmacology of co-morbidity of addiction and other mental disorders
- List primary genetic aspects of addiction and co-morbid mental disorders
- Describe the medical, psychological, and social consequences of addiction and co-morbid mental disorders
- Explain the scientific basis for existing current therapies for the treatment of addiction
- Demonstrate in practicum how newly acquired scientific knowledge may be applied in daily practice to better help patients with specific conditions
- Dr. Amir Rezvani, PhD
Addiction as a Brain Disease: Psychopharmacology and Co-Morbidity with Other Mental Illnesses
6/23 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.6 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
6.000 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 6.00 Contact Hours.
6.000 NBCC Hours
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 6.00 hours
This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for 6.00 hours.
6.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 6.00 hours Category A.