During this course, you will learn to:
- Describe how drugs and alcohol “reward” the brain to create the path for addiction;
- Compare the brain effects of alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine and other substances;
- Identify brain-based risk factors for addiction; and
- Discuss the implications for addiction treatment and recovery.
This webinar is number three in a 16-part webinar series entitled What Judges Need to Know About Substance Use Disorders. Substance Use Disorders (SUD) are on the rise in America and are increasingly appearing in the courtroom no matter the case type. SUD not only impacts the individual suffering from it directly, it can negatively impact those who interact with them. Throughout this sixteen-part webinar series, judges will identify the neuroscience of underlying Substance Use Disorder, explore the science of specific substances that are used and abused including their effects on the brain and signs of impairment, identify skills to be applied in order to be more effective in dealing with SUDs in the courtroom, and explore the Judge’s role in problem solving, advocacy, and building community resources.