New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Virtual: Effects of Opioids Use on the Human Brain

  • August 03, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Remote via Zoom
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A 3 hour training with Dr. Leila Jabbour, Asst. Professor of  Health Sciences, Franklin Pierce University                                  

  August 03, 2021 

8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

 SOR Scholarship Application


This training is remote only!

This event will be recorded 


PRESENTATION:  The opioid epidemic has had devastating consequences on families across New Hampshire. The opioid overdose death rate doubled between 2011 and 2015 and has remained at that level since. For individuals still battling opioid use disorder, the effects on the brain are long lasting and difficult to overcome. The purpose of this training is to first understand normal physiology of the brain’s reward circuit in order to then better understand how opioids disrupt that circuit. The presentation will also shed a light on how opioids have an impact on craving, decision making, and overall human behavior. These changes can be long lasting and epigenetically passed on to next generations. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

      

  • Describe normal physiology of the reward system in the brain;
  • Explain effects of opioid use on the brain’s reward circuit; and
  • Discuss opioids' long lasting impact on overall brain function.


PRESENTER: Dr. Jabbour earned her doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from the Anatomy department at Case Western Reserve University, where she then also pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in the pathology department.  Her interest in drug use disorder begun when she volunteered for the Cleveland medical examiner. She is now an assistant professor at Franklin Pierce University where her research is focused on investigating the effects of opioids on the human brain. In collaboration with the New Hampshire medical examiner, Dr. Jabbour generated a unique brain specimen collection, from human brains, collected at autopsy of opioid overdose. She is currently testing these specimens to assess differential gene expression across different brain regions. The project is specifically focused on three regions implicated with opioid use disorder, within the reward circuit (the nucleus accumbens, amygdala and hippocampus). Her research is funded by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - grant number P20GM103506

Registration Fee:  $40; *NBCC add $5.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR scholarship application link above. For registration & scholarship information contact:  training@nhadaca.org

3 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Domain: 6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  3, 5, 7, 14-18
CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & 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 one 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 of high demand topics.  Thank you.

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


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