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Understanding Addiction: How Substance Use Disorder Alters the Brain

October 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Fayette County Substance Abuse Task Force is providing a series of training related to the issues surrounding Substance Use Disorder. These training’s will be held the second Tuesday of each month. These training’s are open to anyone from Fayette, Nicholas or Raleigh County but require pre-registration. Seating is limited to 35 participants per training.

Continuing Education Credits are pending for: Law Enforcement, Addiction & Prevention Professionals, Counseling (LPC), Nurses, & Social Work.

The training objectives for this specific session are:

  1. How the basic brain reward system works
  2. How the brain pathways are altered by substance abuse
  3. How substance use disorder is then defined as a ‘disease’ with biological, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual aspects


Tentative Agenda for each training will be:

  • 12:00pm – Lunch provided by New River Health Association
  • 12:30-12:45pm – Introductions
  • 12:45-2:00pm – Presenation/Q&A
  • 2:00-2:15pm – Break
  • 2:15-3:00pm – Small group discussions
  • 3:00-3:30pm – Large group discussions
  • 3:30-3:50pm – What can be done in our area? (action items)
  • 3:50-4:00pm- Wrap up, evaluation, and certificate of attendance

For more information, please contact Carri Strunk at Carri.Strunk@nrhawv.org



New River Health Association
61 Sutphin Lane
Scarbro, WV 25917 United States
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