An overview of the neuroscience of addiction and addiction treatment for youth with opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders
At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe the basic neuroscience of addiction with particular emphasis on the role of dopamine
• Explain how Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a chronic medical condition
• Compare differences in brain development and function in adults and adolescents and how these predispose adolescents to misuse substances
• List three medications that are FDA approved for the treatment of OUD
• List at least two difficulties adolescents face in accessing MAT
• List three important considerations for MAT use among pregnant and parenting teens
• Describe three ways to make harm reduction more accessible to adolescents
This webinar is intended for members of county-based CA teams working to expand access to Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for persons with justice and/or child welfare system involvement. This project is funded through California’s Department of Health Care Services with State Opioid Response funding from SAMHSA.
We encourage you to widely share this training opportunity with partners and stakeholders to expand community knowledge about and support of MAT and other evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders.
Please reach out to CountyTouchpoints@healthmanagement.com with any questions.