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2017-1 Webinar Recording:  Clinical Update Neuroscience of Addictions by Shaffer

2017-1 Webinar Recording: Clinical Update Neuroscience of Addictions by Shaffer

Description: Presented by Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB. This webinar is designed to review important lessons from the neuroscience of addiction for professionals who treat addiction and compulsive behavior. Despite different pharmacological properties, all drugs of abuse produce common acute and chronic effects on the brains of vulnerable individuals. We will examine the effects of addicting drugs on the mesolimbic dopamine pathway and highlight the different ways that they acutely increase dopamine activity, but chronically decrease responsiveness to reinforcers. We will learn how chronic drug abuse slows down the prefrontal cortex and sensitizes the brain to addicting drugs, drug-related stimuli, and environmental stressors. We will see how an altered frontal cortex transmits craving to the reward pathway and sensitizes this circuit to addicting drugs. Finally, we will explore the implications of these findings for biofeedback and neurofeedback treatment of addiction.

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