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 Abuse Certificate Program.

At a glance

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

When: Wed, Sep 7, 9am-4pm

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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or register by phone at
608-262-2451
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For additional information, contact Flo Hilliard: 608-265-2679

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Next class

When: T, Mar 21, 9am-4pm

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

Instructor: Flo Hilliard

Register Online
or register by phone at
608-262-2451
Register anytime


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.