2022.02.11 | Technology and Addiction, Part 1: Neurobiology of Addiction | 9:30a.m. to 11a.m. | 1.5 contact hours or 1.5 CMEs
From a neurobiological perspective, addiction is the hijacking of the pleasure-reward pathways of the brain and a weakening of its executive function. In 2022, the fundamental model has been expanded to include newer concepts such as motivational circuitry and anti-reward pathways. These 21st century discoveries inform clinical innovations that are now changing the landscape of the pharmacological and psychosocial treatments of substance use and co-occurring disorders.
- Explain the basic elements of drive and cognition in the neurobiology of addiction.
- Describe the anti-reward pathways of the brain.
- Discuss clinical implications of the neurobiology of addiction in treating substance use disorders.
Petros Levounis, MD, MA Dr. Levounis serves as professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and chief of service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Levounis came to Rutgers from Columbia University where he served as director of the Addiction Institute of New York from 2002 to 2013. read more
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