Hijacking of the Brain: Past, Present, Future

Presented by:
Laurie Solomon, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Addiction Medicine
Department of Psychiatry

University of Florida

Faculty Disclosure:

Dr. Solomon has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: https://cme.ufl.edu/disclosure/. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: July 21, 2022
Expiration Date:  July 20, 2025

Target Audience: All physicians

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Define Substance Use Disorder
  2. Evaluate genetic predisposition
  3. Recognize the disruption of brain development
  4. Differentiate various types of mood-altering substances
  5. Review a statistical overview, trends to deaths 

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

  1. DSM-V
  2. https://nida.nih.gov/research-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/monitoring-future-2019-survey-results-overall-findings
  3. NCHS DATABRIEF, (1) Hedegaard, Warner M. Drug overdose deaths in the U.S., 1990-2018; (2) #356 Hyattsville, MD, NCHS 2020
  4. Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding. 3rd Edition. Shawn Christopher Shea, MD.
  5. Addiction: A Family Affair. Guide to Understanding, Prevention, and Dealing with Addiction. Scott A. Teitelbaum, MD.
  6. Hey, Kiddo. Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
  7. Hooked: A Novel about Prescription Drug Addiction
  8. www.hhs.gov/parity Oct27-2016, whitehouse.gov
  9. Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nancy Boyd at (352) 594-4298 or at nancy.boyd@ufl.edu