New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Neurobiology of Addiction

  • January 16, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH
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A 6 hour training event with Nicolas Ruf, MA, LADC

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

PRESENTATION: Cognitive neuroscience, where psychology meets biology, has enabled us to clarify some the biological basis for substance abuse and other addictive behaviors.  This workshop will examine connections between the brain changes and psychological/emotional/behavioral components of addictive disorders.  The progression of these disorders will be discussed, along with their increasing resistance to change and the implications for treatment.  Participants will develop strategies for helping clients loosen the grip of addictive disorders. 

As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • List brain structures implicated in these disorders and their roles.
  • Describe the actions of drugs of abuse.
  • Describe the role of psychotropic meds and their value in treating these disorders
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:  Nicolas Ruf, MA, LADC has been an instructor and coordinator of Maine's impaired driver countermeasures programs (DEEP). He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in addiction biology and co-occurring disorders, and has presented workshops on these topics to substance abuse and mental health professionals, medical and school personnel, and other interested parties from Maine to Hawaii to the Caribbean for more than 25 years.

Fee: *NHADACA Members: $55; *Non-Members $65;   *NBCC add $5.     Lunch will be on your own.

For registration information contact:  603-225-7060

6 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain:  6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 5, 14, 16, 18
CRSW Performance Domains: 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A) 
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each person individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training's of high demand topics.  THANK YOU.

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