The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies - Webinar

Mechanisms of Addiction   (MEMBERS ONLY)

Presented by Charles Schutt, MA, LADC, CAMS-II

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the effects of psychoactive chemicals on the brain
  • Foster knowledge of how brain chemistry influences addiction
  • Demonstrate the impact of learning on substance use and addiction


Addiction has been classified as a disease for over 50 years, yet it is still approached with stigma, misinformation, and misunderstanding. This presentation will work to describe the mechanisms of the disease of addiction and provide an understanding of the difficulty involved in "just saying NO.”

A post-test, handout, and certificate of completion will be provided upon completion of this one-hour webinar.

Presenter Biography:

Charles Schutt, MA, LADC, CAMS-II, works as an outpatient Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has a Master of the Arts in Clinical Psychology, is a NAMA certified Anger Management Specialist, and is qualified as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) pending a national exam. Charles is passionate about neuroscience and how it pertains to addiction and mental health disorders. He has an interest in sharing his knowledge with those living with such ailments and their loved ones in order to help rebuild and strengthen supportive bonds. Charles also has an interest in treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Health Realization, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and Motivational Interviewing. Charles seeks to help others build insight into their specific cognitive, emotional, and behavioral difficulties to find an attainable way to live their highest quality of life.

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