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Webinar: Neurobiology of opioid misuse and addiction

The Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (CROP+TR) aims to provide training and technical assistance to rural communities for prevention, treatment, and recovery from opioid misuse. This webinar is part of a CROP+TR webinar series for prevention specialists on “Connecting Prevention to Treatment and Recovery for Opioid Use Disorder”.

As with any disease or health condition, addiction to opioids is biological in nature. In the first webinar of the series, “Neurobiology of Opioid Misuse and Addiction”, Dr. Julianne Jett will review the basics of neuronal signaling and discuss how brain function changes in response to prolonged opioid use.

CROP+TR is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and led by faculty from the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, and Extension. To learn more about CROP+TR activities, visit

Presenter: Julianne Jett, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Behavioral Health Innovations Lab (BHI), Washington State University Spokane  

Date and Time: 
June 2, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm