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FREE: The Brain Science of Addiction is a Course

FREE: The Brain Science of Addiction

Started Jul 29, 2020
6.0 credits


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Course Description

The treatment of substance use disorders has evolved over time. This 6-hour, two-module self-paced course explores the brain science behind addiction through a biopsychosocial lens. Many factors can contribute to the development of a substance use disorder and these factors can be divided into biological, psychological, and social components. Biological components of substance use disorders are the main focus of this first module. The second module will explore the cycle of addiction and how neurobiology impacts varying co-occuring conditions.

This course may be applied to the professional certificate course "Building Addiction Knowledge for Frontline Workers". For more information visit our website at

Classifications: CSWMFT, CDP Treatment (C1) & Prevention (P2)

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068

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