Emory University

The Addicted Brain

Taught in English

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21 hours to complete
3 weeks at 7 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 8 modules in this course

In this first week, we'll explore drug abuse, types of addictions, and the behaviors associated with them.

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6 videos5 readings1 quiz

In this second week, we'll get a glimpse at why certain drugs are addicting and how they affect different regions of the brain.

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6 videos3 readings1 quiz

In this third week, we'll take a deep dive into the different types of drugs and their individual effects.

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7 videos4 readings1 quiz

In this fourth week, we'll take a look at the drug self-administration model in animals and the implications of these results.

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8 videos3 readings1 quiz

In this fifth week, we'll consider synaptic transmission and how drugs alter it.

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7 videos4 readings1 quiz

In this sixth week, we'll have the chance to consider the concept of vulnerability and the value and effectiveness of treatment.

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8 videos3 readings1 quiz

In this seventh week, we'll explore drug treatment and government drug policies that exist.

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6 videos3 readings1 quiz

In this final week, we'll explore the recent opioid epidemic as well as the topic of medical and recreational marijuana.

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6 videos5 readings1 quiz

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4.8 (340 ratings)
Michael Kuhar, Ph.D.
Emory University
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