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The Craving Brain presented by Dr. Anderson Spickard Jr.

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Cumberland Heights Nashville Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center

8283 River Rd Pike

Nashville, TN 37209

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Anderson Spickard Jr. M.D. is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has been active in the practice and teaching of internal medicine for over 45 years. He was the founding medical director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Treatment of Addiction for years and the Past Medical Director of The Center for Professional Health at Vanderbilt.

In June 2003, he was awarded the Chancellor’s Chair in Medicine for his contributions to research and teaching of addiction and physician wellness. Dr. Spickard is a nationally recognized expert in the area of substance abuse. He is the co-author of the book, Dying for a Drink- What You and Your Family Should Know about Alcoholism which was revised in 2005 and translated into seven languages and Braille. His recent book, Stay with Me-Stories of a Black Bag Doctor was published in August 2011.

Description: Dr. Anderson Spickard, Jr., will draw on his 45 years of experience as a physician, professor and leader in the field of addiction studies to synthesize and summarize his current understanding of the cause and treatment of addiction as laid out in his most recent book, The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery. Impacted deeply in the early days of his practice by the death of a colleague suffering from addiction who committed suicide, Dr. Spickard has since followed a determined course to find answers. Drawing on research into the brain’s reward system, he will describe the hijacking that leads to the perfect brain injury/disorder for the development of addiction. His description of how a person gets into an addicted state and how a person gets out of it is extremely relevant for those called upon more each day to address the needs of patients, families and communities struggling to survive in a time of increasing deaths by overdose.

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• Summarize the circumstances that led to the publishing of The Craving Brain
• Discuss the value of collaborating with a recovering addict
• Explain why some of us are more at risk for addiction than others
• Think critically about the merits and constructs of interventions
• Describe the progression from substance use to addiction
• Point to the role that brain injury plays in addiction
• Interpret how brain science is improving addiction treatment outcomes
• Recognize the role that spiritual practices and programs play in recovery

2 contact hours will be offered

Cumberland Heights is an approved provider for continuing education by the following authorities: NAADAC approved education provider program (No. 84491) and State of Tennessee Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (Endorsement # 0813042).

Cumberland Heights has been approved by NBCC as an approved continuing education provider, ACEP No. 6127. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cumberland Heights is solely responsible fr all aspects of the program.

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