Neurobiology of Addiction

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION:This training is designed to advance our understanding of the biological components of addiction. It addresses both chemical addictions and behavior addictions such as gambling and social media. It is appropriate for clinicians, preventions specialists and administrative staff. The most up to date research and information available will help us to not only understand addiction but inform our plans for recovery, and educate our clients. New chemicals of abuse will be presented and the latest information on internet related addictions and compulsions will be reviewed.

Participants will: 

  • Learn the basic nervous system processes underlying addiction. 
  • Gain an understanding of how to better present this information to our clients. 
  • Be able to discuss ways of adjusting a client’s recovery plan to maximize success.  
  • Gain techniques on how to effectively treat the biological issues that develop from addictions effects on the central nervous system. 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Joseph Zanella, MA, LADC has 34 years of experience working with mental health and addiction issues. He specializes in helping people with Anxiety issues, Recovery from Addictions, and Eating Disorders. He has been the Clinical Director of the ASIST program for Family Reentry for the last eight years, and was the Director of the Renfrew Center of Southern Connecticut for five years specializing in treating clients with Eating Disorders. He is on the faculty of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies for 20 years teaching the Neurobiology of Addictions, Psybersick, Ethics and many other topics. With Clinical and Administrative skills and in his work as a professional educator he has unique qualifications to assist both clinicians and clients. He is also in private practice in Fairfield County, CT.

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Event Details

August 31, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
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