About the course
Understanding Drugs and Addiction, is also running in Chinese, starting 21 March 2016. To find out more and enrol, visit the course page.
We are all touched by addiction – personally, within our circle of family and friends, and within our community. Addiction and its related harms can be crippling for those affected and the people around them.
But how does addiction develop? What can we do to treat it? And what can we do to prevent it?
Explore how addiction develops
In this free online course, we’ll explore how addiction develops, looking at the environmental, genetic and personal risks involved.
We’ll examine what happens when a drug enters your body and your brain, how your brain changes, and how this process can make recovering from addiction such a challenge.
You’ll learn how we can best treat addiction, and how national and international policies help limit the harms from addiction.