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The Addicted Brain

This is a course about addiction to drugs and other behaviors. It will describe what happens in the brain and how this information helps us deal with and overcome addiction. It will also discuss other topics such as government policy and our vulnerability to take drugs.
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Rating 4.4 based on 296 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 3-4 hours/week
Starts Jul 6 (last week)
Cost $49
From Emory University via Coursera
Instructor Michael Kuhar, Ph.D.
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Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Biology Basic Science

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very informative in 22 reviews

As an addict it was very informative and it helped in my decision to quit abusing drugs and to be clean and sober.

Very informative and well presented.

Very informative, though I would recommend getting a little background on how the brain works in general, it will help you get more out of this course.

Concise and very informative for all those who want to understand this epidemic health issue called addiction.

excellent course I found it very informative :- This course was particularly helpful and explanatory to someone like me, who has little knowledge of the processes of substances in the human brain and the effects of drugs in general.

Very informative The information was great.

The material was very informative and interesting.

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drug addiction in 13 reviews

The course includes latest advances into the science of drug addiction.

Impeccable course in approaching drug addiction and chemical addiction!

This is an interesting course for anyone who wants to understand drug addiction on many levels, physiological, psychological and societal.

The main focus of the course is the effect of drug addiction on the brain, but prior knowledge of neurology is not required.

I had very lIttleI learned a great deal about the mechanisms involved in drug addiction , drug policy, and risk and protective factors.

It will definitely help me with the course I teach to 10th graders with a unit regarding drug addiction.

A general introductory course on the biological basis of drug addiction.

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so much in 6 reviews

Such a critically-important and fascinating topic could have been so much more engaging.

Thank you so much!

Thank you ever so much for such valuable AND LIFE SAVING INFORMATION!

Learned so much and so interesting.

I have been getting so much useful information and details about the brain of addicts.

Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.

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easy to follow in 5 reviews

muy facil de entender, con buenas bases bibliograficas Very well presented, easy to follow and well explained.

so easy to follow the very clear teaching.

Very clear and easy to follow lecturesI enjoyed this course very much Great course and was put out very well, never felt like I was in over my head.

interesting Very informative course, well structure and easy to follow.

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insight into in 5 reviews

the teacher language is not sensitive, and help the stigma to flourish- thank you Excellent insight into the world of drug addiction, Dr Kuher's presentation is engaging, lucid and sympathetic.

very comprehensive insight into brain functions and their impairment through drug use, together with useful hints on how to deal with the phenomenon and how to help those in need Muy bueno!!

Excellent insight into how we become addicts.

A great insight into the addicted brain and what can be done about it all.

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drug use in 5 reviews

This course taught me the intricacies of our brains and drug use.

There is an option of treatment for addiction to alcohol and drug use wherein completely stopping the substance is achieved through an in house residential treatment that is absolutely voluntary and that incorporates along with Counseling, various Meditation techniques that have proven to be psychotherapeutic along with introspective writing ; wherein family counseling and therapy is given equal importance .

Briefly introduce some concepts of the drug use and some in neuroscience, a good introduction course.

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Rating 4.4 based on 296 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 3-4 hours/week
Starts Jul 6 (last week)
Cost $49
From Emory University via Coursera
Instructor Michael Kuhar, Ph.D.
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Biology Basic Science

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