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