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Understanding Addictive Behavior – The Brain
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Date: March 12, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Venue: ZEM ZEM Shriner
2525 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16506
Format: Live Classroom Course
Price: See Credits for Pricing
Course Description

This program is intended for those individuals working in the Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Fields


Presented by Bernie Lucas, M.Ed.


Methamphetamine has been a problematic substance in the Western United States for more than a decade. Today, many Eastern and Mid-Atlantic states are reporting significant increases in use, treatment, hospital incidents, arrests, etc. This workshop is designed to:

Participants can expect to learn the following:

  1. Participants will gain insights into the working of the normal brain, how addiction alters brain functions and the resulting behavior that manifests itself as addiction behavior
  2. Participants will be able to describe an overview of the addiction process as it relates to addiction treatment. 
  3. Participants will possess a working vocabulary related to basic brain functions
  4. Participants will be better able to distinguish addiction-based behavior requiring treatment.

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Continuing Education Credits
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  Credit Type Hours Price
Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB)
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $40.00
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $40.00
National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $40.00
National Association of Social Workers - PA Chapter (NASW-PA) Member
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $50.00
National Association of Social Workers - PA Chapter (NASW-PA) Non-Member
6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours $50.00