Oct 31st 2016

The Addicted Brain (Coursera)

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This is a course about addiction to drugs and other behaviors. It will describe what happens in the brain and how this information helps us deal with and overcome addiction. It will also discuss other topics such as government policy and our vulnerability to take drugs.


Week 1: The Background and Overview of Drug Use

Week 2: Drugs & How the Brain Works

Week 3: Classes of Drugs, Part 1

Week 4: Classes of Drugs, Part 2 & Animal Models

Week 5: Neurotransmission & Brain Imaging

Week 6: Vulnerability: Drug Use, Abuse, & Prevention

Week 7: Treatment, Policy, & Decriminalization