Contact Hours: 3 

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP, 

Presenter: Nora D. Volkow, National Institutes of Health (U.S.)


  • Understand the role of dopamine and serotonin receptors in the initiation and maintenance of addictive behaviors
  • Explore normal and abnormal human behavior

Bibliographic Information:

Anita B. Roberts Lecture: "Why is it so hard for the addicted brain to just say no?" Nora D. Volkow, NIDA Director

Demystifying Medicine: "Addictions. Are they all the same?" Nora D. Volkow (NIDA), David Goldman (NIAAA)

"The Addicted Brain" July 2004 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter

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