Substance Use Disorders Class 1: Fundamentals of Substance Abuse and Addictions

Learn the science of substance abuse and addiction, why it is understood as a brain disorder, and how this understanding influences relapse-prevention planning. Understand basic pharmacology of addictive drugs on the brain and body and its connection to self-destructive behavior. Practice techniques effective in talking with clients. Part of the Substance Use Disorder Certificate.

At a glance

What: Substance Use Disorders Class 1: Fundamentals of Substance Abuse and Addictions

When: Last offered Mar 21, 2017. Check back for next offering.

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Cost: $150

Continuing education credit: 6 hours (0.6 CEUs), 6 CECH (CHES) contact hours

Instructor: Flo Hilliard

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For additional information, contact Flo Hilliard: 608-265-2679

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Approved CE hours for social workers, counselors, therapists, psychologists, and more


Learn basic pharmacological terms and concepts, as well as current understandings from neuroscience research on abuse, addiction, and recovery.

Level

Beginner to Advanced

Learning objectives

  • Describe the science of substance abuse and addiction, why it is understood as a brain disorder, and how this influences relapse-prevention planning.
  • Explain the basic pharmacology of addictive drugs on the brain and body and their connection to self-destructive behavior.
  • Demonstrate basic techniques of how to talk to clients from a brain-disorder perspective.