1 hr | $19.97
Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 1 Hour Total
Understanding Addiction / Application to Practice
This course takes a fresh look at the ways biological and environmental factors contribute to addictions and compulsive behaviors.
Research shows that any addiction results from a combination of inherited, learned, and practiced behaviors which can be treated and prevented. Alcohol, tobacco, prescription medications; illegal drugs including cocaine, heroin, and marijuana; and behaviors such as eating disorders, compulsive sexual activity, and compulsive gambling are also addressed. This video presents a fascinating look at the quarrel between old brain cravings and new brain reasoning and how these conflicts play out down to the cellular level. The unique role of spiritual awakening and service to others in recovery are also touched upon.
The information is presented with creative animation, live action, and easy to understand graphics.
The Video and Course materials areincluded with the course.
Students will explore the biological and environmental causes of addiction and the conflict between old brain cravings and new brain reasoning, plus the unique role of spiritual transformation.
Understand that people use psychoactive drugs and behaviors to change their mood and to alter their states of consciousness.
Explain the progression of Addiction
Understand the basic role of the neurotransmitter dopamine in creating compulsion.
Compare and contrast the role of the “Go” switch and the “Stop/Off” switch in the brain.
Ability to explain in your own words why addiction is considered a brain disorder.
Understand that negative changes in the brain result from being bathed with repetitive stress hormones and stress chemicals from prolonged negative life events.