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Pain & Addiction
Todd Vanderah, MD
Professor, Neurology and Anesthesiology
- Describe how substances can produce euphoric activity and how this may be modulated to try and reduce substance misuse
- Summarize brain structures whose increase in activity correlates with the “euphoric effect” of substance use
- Decipher areas of the CNS that may play a role in substance use disorder
- Describe how the different types of cannabinoids may act on the reward system vs their potential for medicinal use
The educational objective for the Addiction Medicine Lecture series is to provide health professionals with updates on addiction topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. The Addiction Medicine Lecture series is held monthly on a Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.
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