The DSM-IV lists 5 behavioral symptoms of addiction but does not tell us why these behaviors appear in people of very different psychosocial backgrounds using widely different substances. The answer resides in the drug-altered human brain. This session reports from the currently published research what we know about how and why the changed brain gives us those behaviors. Such knowledge helps both the counselor and the patient better understand what has happened to the brain and what can be done to heal it.
When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Trainer: Allan Barger, MSW
Source: Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions