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    Welcome to SAEP's online resource for medical students.

    In collaboration with leading experts in the field, a rich collection of learning modules have been designed to educate you on the basic science, clinical diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse and addiction. As a physician, you will have an essential role in the early recognition and treatment of substance abuse and in addition you will be crucial in providing leadership in educating the public that addiction is primarily a medical problem – a substance-induced disease of the brain. By participating in this educational effort, you will be taking a major step toward improving the role of physicians in dealing with this national health problem.

    The modules feature informative figures, animations and movies and also include links to relevant glossary terms and further reading. In addition to the self-assessment opportunities provided by the pre- and post-tests, there are questions interspersed throughout the modules that provide immediate feedback.

    This site is designed to suit your needs. Therefore, it is vital that we receive feedback from you to improve this resource. Please be sure to complete the surveys upon completion of the modules.

    This site is made possible through funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). NIDA is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    This course contains the suicide and depression modules.


    The goal of this minicourse, which is offered to first year medical students, is to provide an overview of the exciting discoveries that are now being made in understanding complex behavior at the neurobiological level. The objective is to integrate genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms with behavioral phenomena. Each lecture is followed by a clinical presentation to emphasize the important medical ramifications of this new approach to psychiatric disorders.

    Course directors: George Heninger and Marina Picciotto

    Teaching faculty: Faculty of the Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities, Department of Psychiatry

    Supplementary material for the course.

    ECT Resources for residents.