Posted on November 17th, 2020
Protecting our Mental Health: Impact of Addiction
Howard L. Burley, Jr., MD
Chief Clinical Director
Tennessee Department of Mental Health
And Substance Abuse
Monty Burks, CPRS, Ph.D.
Director of Faith Based Initiatives
Tennessee Department of Health
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
o Describe the reward pathway in the brain and how drugs and alcohol impact the reward pathway.
o Explain the fundamental changes in the brain with substance use.
o Describe the risk factors for substance use and abuse and the progression of addiction.
o Know what resources and tools are available for treatment and recovery assistance.
o Understand how to create collaborative pathways to resiliency, recovery and independence for patients living with substance use disorders.