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Approx. 21 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), Greek, Italian, Russian, English

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Prevention ProgramsAddiction TreatmentBrainDrug And Alcohol Abuse Treatment
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Beginner Level
Approx. 21 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified), Greek, Italian, Russian, English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

The Background & Overview of Drug Use

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 36 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Definitions and Terminology7m
The Historical Evidence4m
The Ten Classes of Drugs5m
Drug Use: A Serious Problem5m
Behavioral Addictions5m
5 readings
Instructor Bio & Acknowledgements10m
Recommended Readings40m
Case: A Life on Hold5m
Case: An Ancient Story About a Gambling Addiction5m
Notes10m
1 practice exercise
The Background and Overview of Drug Use20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Drugs & How the Brain Works

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 41 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Detecting Drugs in the Body5m
Synaptic Transmission: The Target of Addicting Drugs9m
Neurotransmitters: The Chemical Messengers in the Brain4m
Cocaine & Nicotine6m
Drugs are Multifunctional8m
3 readings
Case: Cocaine10m
Recommended Readings30m
Notes20m
1 practice exercise
Drugs & How the Brain Works26m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Classes of Drugs

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 47 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Nicotine7m
Marijuana4m
Psychostimulants7m
Hallucinogens4m
Opiate Drugs6m
Sedatives, Anti-Anxiety Agents, & Hypnotics6m
4 readings
Case: Veteran with Stress Syndrome5m
Case: Psychedelic Drug5m
Recommended Readings30m
Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Classes of Drugs, Part 128m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Classes of Drugs with Animal Models

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Caffeine4m
New and Other Substances4m
Review of Ten Classes of Drugs6m
Animals in Drug Addiction Research4m
Animal Model of Drug Self-Administration, Part 19m
Animal Model of Drug Self-Adminstration, Part 24m
Conditioned Place Preference5m
3 readings
Case: The Powerful "Cue"5m
Recommended Readings45m
Notes30m
1 practice exercise
Classes of Drugs, Part 2 & Animal Models22m

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