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Understanding Addiction and the Brain

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online

Lecture Overview

Why do some people develop a dependence on alcohol or other drugs while others do not? This session will help you to understand what happens in the brain and body to a person taking drugs, and how dependence may develop. Includes an examination of the reward pathways in the brain, and the chemical reactions that follow.

Educators

Tim Emerton

Tim Emerton works in an outpatient withdrawal and pharmacotherapy stabilisation clinic as a Nurse Practitioner: alcohol and other drugs. He also works in two pharmacotherapy clinics. Tim has worked in AOD and mental health for the past 24 years in various capacities. This has included managing an outpatient withdrawal service and a pharmacotherapy unit, delivering from cert IV to diploma level AOD education and case managing in a pharmacotherapy clinic. He has worked in the community and inpatient mental health settings. He spent 18 of those years working in the Northern Territory, which provided him with a diverse range of experiences. He was the Community Nurse of the Year in the Northern Territory in 2006 and he was the first AOD Nurse Practitioner in QLD. Tim has a passion to further professionalism and education in AOD nurses and the general community.

Delivery
Title
Understanding Addiction and the Brain
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Substance abuse
Location
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
CPD Points
47 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
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