The Perfect Storm: Pathophysiology of Controlled Substance Misuse and Addiction [7131]
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus
Room: Union A

   Susan K. Blank, M.D., Founder & CMO, Atlanta Healing Center

Track: Medical
Secondary Track: Workers' Compensation
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels


The disease of addiction is a chronic primary brain disease. Patients exposed to medications for pain management may develop addiction. It is important for the treatment team to understand risk factors.

Learning Objectives:
Define addiction as a primary chronic brain disease
Explain how initial exposure of a drug/medication releases dopamine, which is powerfully rewarding
Describe ride factors for addiction
Recognize addiction as a treatable illness

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  CME: 1
  Chiropractor: 1

File & Handouts:
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