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Chapter Listing

Understanding Addiction - DEMO


Chapter 1: Introduction Understanding Drug Addiction

This course is designed for healthcare professionals managing patient's pain while integrating information about the crisis of substance addiction. This course broadens the healthcare professional's understanding of addiction as a health condition and an epidemic. Healthcare professionals in acute care settings who complete this course will increase understanding of how to effectively manage pain.


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. List the many factors that can be an addiction.
  2. Explain the consequences of addiction for the person with the addiction.
  3. Consider the effects of addiction at the family, community, state, and national level.
  4. Compare addiction behaviors to behaviors associated with medication tolerance.
  5. Discuss addiction treatment pillars of success.


Chapter 1: Introduction Understanding Drug Addiction

Chapter 2: Diagnostic Criteria

Chapter 3: Neurobiology of Substance Addiction

Chapter 4: Multifactorial Determinants

Chapter 5: The Consequences of Addiction

Chapter 6: Managing Pain in the Era of the Opioid Crisis

Chapter 7: Addiction versus Tolerance

Chapter 8: Addiction Treatment

Chapter 9: References

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