DiscoverCounselor Toolbox PodcastNeurobiology of Addiction Part 2
Neurobiology of Addiction Part 2

Neurobiology of Addiction Part 2

Update: 2020-04-152
Share

Description

Neurobiology of Addiction

Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes


Purchase CEUs at: allceus.com/member/cart/index/product/id/1277/c/


Sponsored by TherapyNotes.com

Manage your practice securely and efficiently. Two free months of TherapyNotes with coupon code “CEU”


Objectives

– Review how tolerance develops

– Discuss the impact of addictive substances and behaviors on the brain and body

Tolerance (Addiction or Physiological or Physical Stress)

– The brain tries to maintain homeostasis in the body (warm bath)

– When you take drugs or experience stress it increases the levels of certain neurotransmitters (stimulants = hot water; depressants=cold water)

– To normalize the chemical levels the brain for survival, the brain “balances the temperature”

– Increases the secretion or receptor activation of the opposite neurotransmitters

– Reduces activation of targeted receptors (cortisol, glutamate etc.)

– To get the same high, more or different triggers are needed

– Withdrawal triggers opposing physiological and psychological symptoms

Comments 
00:00
00:00
x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

Neurobiology of Addiction Part 2

Neurobiology of Addiction Part 2

Charles Snipes