The Neuroscience of Addiction
Substance use disorders account for 50% of annual deaths worldwide, impacting the lives and well-being of individuals and society. This on demand program is a presentation on the science of addiction focusing on the brain physiology and the circuitry. Dr. Piasecki discusses the high-jacking of the brain and illuminates the neurocircuitry disrupted in addiction, which includes circuits that mediate reward and motivation, executive control, and emotional processing. Learn about the resources on how to translate the updates into clinical practice with opioids including screening brief intervention and local resources to help our community as well as resources for coaching and consultation for providers working with patients who have opioid related problems.
Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:
- Understand updates on neurocircuity of addiction
- Discuss risk factors for addiction
- Translate information to clinical practice
Melissa Piasecki, MD
Physicians: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for .75 hours of nursing continuing education credit.
Ethics: This program meets the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for .75 hours of training related to ethics, pain management, or addiction care during each licensure period.
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This course is offered through University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.
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