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Language: English
Start date: Various, throughout the year
Cost: Free

The course will cover many aspects of addiction, mainly to drugs, but also to the Internet, gambling and other behaviors. Questions that will be addressed include: 

  • What is addiction? 
  • How do we study it and what have we learned? 
  • What makes a drug or activity addicting and what are its problems and toxicities? 
  • What happens in the brain when someone becomes addicted? 
  • Who can be an addict, and what are the vulnerability and risk factors?  
  • How do we treat addicts? 
  • How does government policy affect addicts?  
Training, education and capacity building
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