COSA-NCADD is kicking off its next round of sessions under its Education and Training Institute (ETI). The goal of ETI is to provide workforce development opportunities to professionals who work with populations at-risk for alcohol and substance abuse disorders. The first training for 2016 is “Genetics, Gender and Addiction” by Dr. Scott Holmes, ICAADC, MAC, Clinical Director of Psychological Services, Alabama Department of Corrections.
Training Overview Addiction often seems to run in families known as the “addiction gene.” The combination of genetic predispositions and other influences can trigger the disease tremendously. While genetics certainly influence our likelihood of developing addictive behaviors, the disease of chemical dependency can be traced to neural pathways in the brain predating a diagnosis. This course will examine a combination of factors to include psychological and social influences that can drive a person into using addictive substances.
The registration cost for this training is $15. Click here to register. CEs are available through the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners and National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).