1 Program with Carlton K Erickson
Dr. Erickson, a research scientist, has been studying the effects of alcohol on the brain for over 45 years. He presently is Pfizer Centennial Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin. Carl has 30 years of biomedical research experience as an active pharmacologist and neuroscientist and 20 years of educational research, all in academic settings. As a non-recovering person, Carl has tried to learn about addictive disease by attending Twelve Step meetings and becoming knowledgeable about addiction treatment methods. He presents a number of lectures annually to health professionals, is a keynote speaker at major conferences in the U.S. and internationally, and has presented Grand Rounds at health science centers to update pharmacy, nursing, social work, and medical faculty and students about the latest neurobiological research on chemical dependence/addiction. As an addiction science educator, Carl estimates that he has spoken to approximately 88,000 health professionals and people in recovery since 1978. He has taught over 6,000 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students about addiction science; and he has positively influenced the lives of thousand s of peo ple who have read his books and publications. This is because public and professional education about the evidence for severe substance use disorder (chemical dependence, or “addiction”) as a treatable medical disease is critical for reducing the stigma surrounding this disease.

Program Details
Addiction as Disease: Leaving the Stigma Behind
Published by Texas Pharmacy Association
Credit: ACPE (Pharmacists), ACPE (Technicians)
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