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Neuroscience of Impulsivity & Addictive Disorders Webinar.

Sponsored by the Western States Node in collaboration with the Northwest, Pacific Southwest, National Frontier, Rural, and Central Rockies ATTCs, April 19, 2013

Suzanne H. Mitchell, PhD (Oregon Health & Science University, WS Node).

Earn 1.5 free NAADAC CEUs:
  1. Watch the video.
  2. Take the quiz (you must get 6 out of 8 correct to pass)
  3. An ATTC representative will contact you within two weeks to complete your credit certificate.

Individuals with addictive disorders often make rash decisions and behave impulsively, which can impact their treatment. This 1 hour, 45 minute webinar critically examines different ways to measure impulsivity and how performance on these measures can predict changes in addictive behaviors. The discussion highlights the important ways clinical research and basic science research can inform each other, including research from the Clinical Trials Network. It also examines various factors that impact impulsivity, including genetics, environmental history of adversity and stress, emotional state including distress due to substance withdrawal symptoms, and other psychosocial factors. The final part of this webinar outlines studies that show how these factors alter the neural functions that govern impulsivity. (Webinar, Video, English, 2013)

Keywords: Assessment | Genetics | Impulsivity | Neurological effects

Document No: 984.

Submitted by Barbara Campbell, PhD, WS Node, 5/22/2013.

Mitchell, Suzanne H. mail
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Contact Shaun Ramirez at the Northwest ATTC if you have questions about the CEU process:


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