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The Opiate Epidemic and Neurobiology of Addiction

The Opiate Epidemic and Neurobiology of Addiction outlines the key components regarding the history and epidemiology of the opiate epidemic and opioid use disorders.  It discusses the neurobiology of addiction and opioid use disorders.

Presenters:

Brayden Kameg, BSN, RN, CARN
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Deborah Finnell, DNS, CARN-AP, FAAN
Faculty Consultant
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Ann Mitchell, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, FIAAN
Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Learning Outcomes:

  • Verbalize key components regarding the history and epidemiology of the opiate epidemic and opioid use disorders
  • Discuss the neurobiology of addiction and opioid use disorders, specifically

Contact Hour: 1
                         Note: .5 contact hour may be used as Pharmacotherapeutic for this presentation

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