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Substance Use Disorder Pathology

Substance Use Disorder Pathology

Through this bundle, you will gain an understanding of the neuropathology of substance use disorder and how the information offered may impact the services you offer as a substance use provider. Due to the current national opioid epidemic, this bundle provides most examples based on how opioids affect an individual. Key take-aways include: fundamental definitions and concepts – like the difference between dependence, tolerance, and substance use disorder; understanding some of the neurological changes that happen in the brain; recognizing some of the circumstances and conditions that could put a person at an elevated risk for an opioid overdose; and how to distinguish between opioid intoxication and an overdose.

 

Meet the instructor

Marc DonesMarc Dones is a trainer for t3 and the Center for Social Innovation supporting human service providers in delivering recovery-oriented, trauma-informed services to people living with substance use disorders, HIV/AIDS, and other related challenges. Previously, Marc worked at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, focusing on youth violence prevention and reduction as well as systemic responses to youth homelessness. Marc was also the Director of Project Management for Child and Adolescent Services at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. They served on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth and co-chaired the Administration Committee. Marc is a graduate of New York University's Gallatin School with a concentration in Psychiatric Anthropology.