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The Opioid Epidemic and The Neurobiology of Addiction

Over the past decade, drug overdose has claimed thousands of lives, torn apart countless families and decimated communities across the country. This devastating impact has been largely driven by the opiate epidemic. This course will describe numerous factors contributing to the current drug epidemic, including the historical context, as well as the biological underpinning of the addictive process. These mechanisms will help explain the pernicious and seemingly irreparable process of addiction. At the same time, several pharmacological treatment options have developed from our understanding of addiction which all clinicians should understand in order to help change the tide of the current crisis. 

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The Opioid Epidemic and The Neurobiology of Addiction

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Presenter: Joseph Nissenfeld, MD

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Course Length: 1 Hour

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe biological causes for the development of addiction
  2. Explain factors contributing to the current drug epidemic
  3. List approved medication to treat drug addiction
Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.

This webinar offers 1 NYS ED Self Study Credit/APA

Over the past decade, drug overdose has claimed thousands of lives, torn apart countless families and decimated communities across the country. This devastating impact has been largely driven by the opiate epidemic. This course will describe numerous factors contributing to the current drug epidemic, including the historical context, as well as the biological underpinning of the addictive process. These mechanisms will help explain the pernicious and seemingly irreparable process of addiction. At the same time, several pharmacological treatment options have developed from our understanding of addiction which all clinicians should understand in order to help change the tide of the current crisis. 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe biological causes for the development of addiction
  2. Explain factors contributing to the current drug epidemic
  3. List approved medication to treat drug addiction
Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level Click here to see levels of programing : ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician: Click for Description :
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0048), and by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (#MFT-0046) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0082).
  • This program is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for the program and its content.