The Brain and the Disease of Addiction Program and Trainer Course
The Brain and the Disease of Addiction Trainer Course will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies).
What You Will Learn
You will acquire a foundational understanding of how the brain is affected from substances such as drugs and alcohol. How the disease of addiction develops. Understanding of brain neuroplasticity and how through treatment and recovery the brain can change/reset.
The program materials available for download from the Presenter Resource Center include: Presentation Powerpoint with Presenter Notes and attendee leave behind - Quick Reference Sheet(s).
Certificate of Completion
This course includes a "Certificate of Completion" delivered upon achievement of 80% minimum passing grade on the final exam.
There are no prerequisites for this course. We recommend that you consider one or more of the following available courses:
I. Addiction/Substance Use Disorder Historical View
II. Definition of Addiction
A. ASAM - Detailed
III. Number of Americans Affected, Treatment Gap,
Barriers, and Recommendations
IV. Cause and Risk Factors
V. Effects on the Brain
A. Regions of the Brain Functions
B. Limbic System and the Reward Pathway
C. Dopamine and Neurotransmitters
D. Reliance, Tolerance and Self Control
E. Brain is Rewired
F. Effect on the Survival Hierarchy
G. Putting it all Together
VIII. Neuroplasticity – The Brain’s Ability to
IX. Drug Classifications
IX. Activity (online)
X. End Notes and Resources
Program and Training Pricing
- Training: The Brain and the Disease of Addiction Trainer Course with certificate of completion: $100/trainer
- Course Kit: $30/trainer (Printed course materials, 50 pages)
- Program Access: $200.00/year (Provides access for one or more trainers within an organization/group to use the materials)
Interested in Becoming a Delivery Partner for this Program - But Have Questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org | 844-554-3354 or click on the "Interested - Please Contact Me" button, complete a brief form and an Overdose Lifeline team member will contact you to answer your questions, review the presenter/trainer program details and talk about next steps.
I'm Ready - Register Me for the Trainer Program
If you do not have any questions, and are ready to begin the process to become a presenter / trainer of this program. Please click the "Register for this Program" button and complete a short regsitration form. We ask presenters to register with Overdose Lifeline prior to getting access to the program resources, training and materials. This will allow Overdose Lifeline to provide presenters with ongoing support and updates and help to track and measure the program's reach and results.