Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102592
About the Course:
This review discusses the importance of investigating both sex and gender differences in addiction and relapse in studies of humans and in animal models. Addiction is both a cultural and biological phenomenon. Sex and gender differences are not solely determined by our biology, nor are they entirely cultural; there are interactions between biology and the environment that are continuously played out throughout development. Lessons from the historical record illustrate how context and attitudes affect the way that substance use in men and women is regarded. Finally, cultural and environmental influences may differentially affect men and women and affect how they respond to drugs of abuse and to treatment protocols.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Sociocultural Context for Sex Differences in Addiction created by Jill B. Becker, PhD, Michelle McClellan, PhD, and Beth Glover Reed, PhD in 2016.
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Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Define the terms sex and gender and describe their cultural context
- Identify Sex and Gender differences related to Addiction
- To recall environmental Influences, Historical Perspectives and the use of drugs
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