Understand the neurological and psychological effects of addiction, and how they can be leveraged in the path to recovery.
You'll walk away with:
An intuitive understanding of the neurological and psychological effects of addiction, and how this aids in the path to recovery.
Insight into the history of addiction and how perceptions of addiction have changed over time.
Awareness of how peer-based policies and approaches to recovery can be used to treat addiction, and how policy-level interventions can be used to address substance misuse in populations.
Insight into biological and psychological approaches to recovery.
Over the duration of this online short course, you’ll work through the following modules:
Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during course development.
Module 1: The history of addictionExplore concepts and definitions of addiction through time.
Module 2: The neurobiology of the addicted brainDiscover the neurobiological changes that lead to and result from addiction.
Module 3: Screening and early interventionLearn practical tools for screening and early intervention.
Module 4: Biological approaches to recoveryLearn about medications and other somatic treatments for addiction.
Module 5: Psychological approaches to recoveryLearn about psychological interventions for addiction.
Module 6: Peer-based and policy approaches to recoveryLearn about peer-based and policy approaches for addressing addiction and promoting recovery.
Is this course for you?
There has been significant progress and expansion in the development of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for substance abuse and psychological dependence. Founded on new research, this course offers a platform to better understand the substance and process addiction, and how these impact intervention and recovery. This course is designed for health and care professionals such as social workers, recovery coaches, and mental health counselors, all of whom will find interest in the practical insight into addiction and recovery. Additionally, physicians could benefit from exposure to biological, psychological, and social options for recovery management.
An online education that sets you apart
This Stanford Center for Health Education online short course is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who have already benefited from the opportunity to:
Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time
Enjoy a personalized, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step
Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones