Apr 02, 2018
I learned a lot from this course that I have been able to use in a ministry capacity. If you are trying to help others with addiction or understand it for yourself, this is the course for you.
Mar 30, 2017
This course is truly wonderful, many intellectual mind-opening surprises... for example I almost fell out of my chair when I learned of vaccinations development effort to counter addiction.
por Sandra M M•
Sep 18, 2017
This is an interesting course for anyone who wants to understand drug addiction on many levels, physiological, psychological and societal. The main focus of the course is the effect of drug addiction on the brain, but prior knowledge of neurology is not required.
por nandini m•
Sep 08, 2015
Very good introduction to why people become addicts. Key points are learnt are our brains are wired to be addicted, addiction is a brain disease and needs to be seen and treated as such and that coffee which i drink everyday is a drug!
por Matthew S•
Aug 16, 2017
I enjoyed this course overall. I think I would have like to looked deeper into the neurophysiology behind addiction, but understand that can get pretty complex and would probably require a larger curriculum. Thanks for the lessons!
por Stefanos A B•
Feb 20, 2016
While providing some knowledge about drugs and drug-addiction, I would have preferred a more in-depth guide into the inner workings of the brain related to drugs. Nevertheless it served as a good introduction to addiction.
por Alex N•
Aug 19, 2015
Very comprehensive on all aspects on drug addiction, though a bit too difficult for those without any medical or biological background knowledge. More animations / diagrams for illustration would make the course better.
por Leda M•
Sep 04, 2015
I enjoyed the material and flow of topics presented. I did have some trouble getting a few of the videos to load in the module on Neurotransmission (week 5), which was unfortunate. Very interesting, thanks!
por JJ H•
Oct 08, 2015
A great and informative course. Very clear and interesting! I would have appreciated a bit more if it discussed more tips to help prevent/deal-with drug abuse or addiction. Thank you for the course!
por james e c•
Sep 04, 2015
Well designed course. I have a couple of close family members who are addicts...pills and gambling. I highly recommend this class. The professor is excellent and I've benefited from his lectures.
por Learner I•
Aug 19, 2015
This is a useful basic refresher course for anyone who works or volunteers in the substance abuse field. I wanted to know the latest brain research and get an update on the various drug categories.
por MITESH S•
Oct 19, 2015
This is a very good introductory course on the various aspects of addiction. I wish they would introduce a second part with more comprehensive information.
por Deborah M•
Oct 09, 2015
This is a very interesting course. Some of the material is pretty difficult, but it is presented in a clear manner. I learned a lot from the professor.
por Anna C•
Sep 18, 2015
Real interesting and useful course, but since it's not my major, though sometimes hard for me to understand some concept. Still quite good! Nice teacher!
por Christopher E W•
Oct 25, 2015
Fairly interesting course. I learned quite a bit I can say from taking this class. Some of the content seemed irrelevant. But overall a great course!
por Josh B•
Sep 29, 2015
A great insight into the addicted brain and what can be done about it all. A great broad introduction into drug addiction and the brain.
por Erica B•
Sep 08, 2015
Great course. It could have been a little more dense with technical information, but it was excellent for a broad overview of the topic.
por Holly J•
Sep 26, 2016
The information was great. My only complaint would be how dry the lectures were, and I do not meant the content, I meant the delivery.
por Kathy S C•
Apr 27, 2016
This was very informative and right on the mark with how society feels and what is available in the lines of treatment/help.
por John M•
Oct 25, 2016
A great overview of relevant material and a well negotiated outline of how harm reduction can positively impact longterm drug abuse.
por Dominic S•
May 12, 2017
A very interesting course with a wide range of educational material. Perhaps could be a little more challenging though.
por Alqassem Y H•
Dec 26, 2016
Great course, wish if it was focused more on the glutamate and dopamine roles in addiction and relapse. thank you
por Gerald B•
Jun 24, 2017
quick course, focused on how rehab could work - insightful and thorough for the length - good clear professor.
Aug 18, 2015
Great course into the physiological aspects of addiction and brain psychology. Please have expand the course.
por Yael A•
Jun 08, 2016
Very comprehensive but easy to follow. I only regret the "pro animal testing" proselytism here and there.
por Yushan S•
Sep 10, 2015
Briefly introduce some concepts of the drug use and some in neuroscience, a good introduction course.
por Christin J•
Jan 14, 2016
I learned a lot in this course. I thought the rat experiments were very interesting and revealing.