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      Dr. Merrill Norton Pharm.D., D.Ph., ICCDPD: The Psychopharmacology of Substance Use Disorders-2019 in Monroe


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      September 20, 2019

      Friday   9:30 AM

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      Dr. Merrill Norton Pharm.D., D.Ph., ICCDPD: The Psychopharmacology of Substance Use Disorders-2019

      The term of drug addiction, which is a pathological or abnormal condition which arises due to frequent drug use. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of acute drug use to the development of drug-seeking behavior, the vulnerability to relapse, and the decreased, slowed ability to respond to naturally rewarding stimuli. Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has categorized the three stages of addiction: preoccupation/anticipation, binge/intoxication, and withdrawal/negative affect. These stages are characterized, respectively, everywhere by constant cravings and preoccupation with obtaining the substance; using more of the substance than necessary to experience the intoxicating effects; and experiencing tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, and decreased motivation for normal life activities. In 2013, the DSM 5 was released and new terms will be used to describe addictive disorders- substance use disorders. This presentation will present the latest pharmacological research to cover such topics as reward circuits, the role of dopamine, the stress response, allostasis, neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, psychological drug tolerance, and sensitization. A brief update on vaping and ketamine will be included with this presentation.Objectives: Participants will:1.) Learn about the anti-reward brain system;2.) Learn about the reward brain system;3.) Understand about the use of anti-craving medications in addiction treatment.

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