In this course, students will gain insight into addiction, it’s causes, what perpetuates it and how we think about it

What you will learn

Discover why false perceptions and memories increase in the throes of addiction

Understand addiction from perspectives of neuroscience, psychology, and human development

Gain insight into the brain changes with addiction

Realize the dangerous perceptions an myths about addiction


This course is designed by an actual college professor that studies and teaches about the science of addiction and the differences in approaches. This course is to provide you with a comprehensive and practical understanding of addiction, its underlying causes, but also the dangerous myths and misconceptions about addiction. Whether you’re struggling with addiction yourself or seeking to support a loved one on their journey, this course is here to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to help you and to help you help others succeed.

By the end of this course, you will:

1. Understand the nature of addiction and its impact on individuals’ perceptions, motivations and memories.

2. Identify common risk factors and triggers for addiction and how to overcome them.

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3. Discover how memories form differently for those who are addicted.

4. Learn about the interesting neuroscience of addiction and how this can help greatly.

5. Cultivate and build a new life where addiction becomes unnecessary!

We hope this course has provided you with a deeper understanding of the neurobiological basis of addiction and its implications for prevention and better approach treatment. Remember, addiction is a complex issue, and addressing it requires a multifaceted approach. Wishing you all the best in your continued learning and understanding about addiction.



Gain Insight into the Science of Addiction

My Story
Understanding Perceptions
Understanding the battle between the Limbic System and the Prefrontal Cortex
A Primer for Addiction
It isn’t you

How Learning and Memory are Affected by Addiction

Addiction is a type of learning
“Memory Affliction”
Anticipation, Unexpectedness and Novelty

How the Brain Changes with Addiction

Correct Understanding
How the Brain can Change
Importance of Mindfulness

Common Misperceptions and Myths that Can cause Harm

Misperception # 1: You Are Alone
Misperception #2: You Lack Willpower
Misperception #3: You’re Lazy
Misperception #3: Acute Methods are Effective
Misperception #5: You Need to be Broken
Misperception #6: You Made no Progress
Misperception #7: “Once an Addict, Always an Addict”

How Different Drugs of Choice can Impact the Brain and Body

Behavioral Addiction or Substance Addiction
Why Do You (or those you love) Use?
Food Addiction
Pornography Addiction
Internet Addiction
Behavioral Addictions

Outside Influences and Causes of Addiction

Genetic Predisposition
Overprotective Parenting?