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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 358 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 3-4 hours/week
Starts Nov 21 (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

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.

VERY simple very informative A real pleasure to learn!

The instructor for this class is pretty boring, but do really like the course itself this is very informative coures To the point, very appealing and the professor I amazing!

Very good course, but some external links are no longer working you cannot do the quizes unless you pay This was very informative and right on the mark with how society feels and what is available in the lines of treatment/help.Thank you.

Very informative if you're new to the study of Addiction or already familiar tons of great useful information!

The instructor was wonderful, non-judgmental and very informative.

I found the course to be very informative.

Very informative.

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drug addiction

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.

At the same time, the lectures raise thought-provoking questions and encourage the student to continue exploring many different areas of research around the vast world of drug addiction at a biological, personal, or social level.

However, I do think that the way the lectures were delivered was a bit dry and that more perspectives on the drug addiction issue could have been presented.

:) It is a short, but multidisciplinary course, that covers all the problematics about drug addiction.

A great broad introduction into drug addiction and the brain.

Knowing how drug addiction works in the human brain might be helpful, especially on court, where some individuals are convicted for drug issues when, sometimes, it's not only their choice.

Very comprehensive on all aspects on drug addiction, though a bit too difficult for those without any medical or biological background knowledge.

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so much

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.

Sometimes it went very in depth (way over my head) but overall I learned so much.

Es inaccesible lamentablemente Such a complete information, than you so much for the opportunity working in Detox setting this was a great review.

Thank you very much for this course - I learned so much!

I have learned so much on this course and have gained a greater understanding of the addicted brain.

I have learn so much about news good concepts, i have deepen my insight of the addicted brain and most important Complete my Qualification as a MASTER's Degree holder in Fundamentale & Applied Toxicology" & Biochemistry (BSc)....So guys for those who are interested " I Strogngly invite you to benefit & maybe change your perceptive of the ADDICTED BRAIN & more.... Ifyouwanttoknowabout someone who is drug or alcohol addicted this course is for you!

Thank so much for the quality of your course.

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easy to follow

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.

Lectures are very easy to follow and covers a lot of information.

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found this course

I found this course poorly structured and very superficial.

I found this course well structured and concise.

As a trainee lawyer I found this course quite good and helpful.

I found this course fascinating as I have no background in this at all.

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drug use

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.

Very useful for teachers, students, health professionals, drug users and families affected by addictions.

This has given me plenty of material to discuss with friends and family regarding the effects of drug use, not just through description of symptoms, but also being able to describe how drugs affect neurotransmission in the brain.

And it also helps to open one's mind to see drug addiction and drug users with an other point of view!

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addicted brain

The Addicted Brain provided me the foundation to have the conviction to be at the frontier of a community owned initiative to help the Philippines War on Drugs.

The Addicted Brain Course is a must course for those who are working in the field of Drug Addiction.

The experiments and scanning of the brain imaging techniques show how the brain responds in various factors like how a drug addicted brain differs from the normal brain in metabolism.

In overall, the ''Addicted Brain'' course positively predisposes me towards opting for more courses provided and sponsored by the Emory University.

i love the addicted brain course it teachs you so many cool things about drugs,neurotransmitters,how then drugs affect the body.

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insight into

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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Rating 4.4 based on 358 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 3-4 hours/week
Starts Nov 21 (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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