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Grand Rounds: Neurobiology of Addiction

05-01-2020

By William Goldman, DO , Medical Director, Addiction Service Program, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Addiction Services Program

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of general neurobiology and neurobiology of adolescent brain development. 2. Explain how substance use can have long-term ramifications. 3. Develop an effective approach on addressing substance use as medical providers with our families.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

Improved awareness of the effects on the brain of adolescent substance abusers will aid families in dealing with these patients.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:

04-30-2021

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Disclosure:

Dr. Goldman has indicated that he has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Bibliography:

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https://www.asam.org/resources/definition-of-addiction

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Winters KC, Lee C-YS.  Likelihood of developing an alcohol and cannabis use disorder during youth: association with recent use and age. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008;92(1-3):239-247.