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The Brain and Recovery: An Update on the Neuroscience of Addiction (T)

Learning Objectives
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to summarize both the relevant neuroanatomy and the latest neuroscientific explanations of substance use disorder (SUD) pathophysiology as well as correctly interpret SUD symptomology in light of this research; and describe the evidence supporting SUD as a brain disease but also understand the limitations of the “disease model” in trying to frame addiction as a volitional disorder. Participants should also be able to explain how diverse models of professional treatment and community-based support can suggest strategies to restore volitional capacity and functionality in people recovering from SUDs; and recall the latest research on addiction to suggest behavior change and interventions that can impact the different areas of the brain involved in SUDs and the specific pathophysiologic deficits they contribute to the process of addiction.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

Kevin T. McCauley, M.D., director of program services, New Roads Treatment Centers, Salt Lake City, Utah

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit

View a video of the activity below or on YouTube, and then complete the posttest and evaluation by clicking on "Add to Cart" in the right sidebar to purchase the home study course.

Continuing Education Credit

Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-15-121-H04-P; 1.25 contact hours; Initial Release Date: 2/28/15; Expiration Date: 2/28/18

Disclosure Statement
The presenter has indicated that he does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does he have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

Hardware Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC, it is recommended that you have Windows 2000 or higher with the latest updates installed; a processor with 500 MHz or faster; at least 128MB of RAM; a video card with at least 64MB of video memory; and at least a 16-bit sound card. To adequately view a video presentation on a MAC, it is recommended that you have MAC OS 10.7+.

Software Requirements
To adequately view video presentations on a PC or MAC, it is recommended that you use one of the following YouTube-supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. You must have the latest Adobe Flash Player plug-in and at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps. Visit the YouTube Web site for additional information.

Internet Requirements
To adequately view video presentations, you must have at least a Broadband Internet connection with 500+ Kbps.

Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Director of Continuing Education Mary Farrington at (517) 377-0234.

Activity Fees

Member Price: 0

Standard Price: 0