SARET: Neurobiology of Substance Use Disorders


This module will allow you to recognize addiction as a disease of the brain, and understand how neurobiology research informs the treatment of addiction.

Purpose and Area Covered
I. Basic neurobiology of substance use and addiction
II. How research informs the understanding and treatment of addiction

Section Breakdown
I. Drug Use
II. Developing Addiction

The module will take about 45 minutes to complete, however, it may take longer for learners without a bio-medical background. To complete this module, please make sure cookies are enabled in your browser.

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About this activity:
This activity was orginally created on: June 21, 2012
  • Violetta Kraja
  • Kathleen Hanley
  • Adam Watt
  • Lisa Ng-Zhao
  • Jackie Meyer
  • Monica Malone