Registration: Neuroscience of Substance Use Disorders/What is an OUD - Webinar



1.5 CEHs
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am (PST)
Location: Online
Presenter: Mark Disselkoen, MSSW, LCSW, LCADC

The last twenty years produced a clearer understanding about substance use disorders and how the brain impacts human behavior and decision-making. This training summarizes the most current neuroscientific research about substance use disorders - research that explains how the brain constructs pleasurable experiences, what happens when this process goes wrong, and why this can have a dramatic impact in our ability to make proper choices and experience lasting recovery. Course Outline: The Disease Model related to substance use, the progression of the Disease related to a person. Neuroscience: The Current, Working Theories of problem use and Evidence Based Treatment approaches related to substance use.

This training was supported, in part, by a grant 90EJSG0045-01-00 from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living or DHHS policy.

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization.The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.

Continuing Education Units: 1.5 CEUs

This training is approved for CEUs by the following professional organizations:


  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)*
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
  • Nevada Board of Psychology, NV21-0312CE


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