About the Trainer Program

The Brain and the Disease of Addiction Trainer Program will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies). The course materials provide a foundational understanding of how the brain is affected from substances such as drugs and alcohol and how the disease of addiction develops.

The Brain and the Disease of Addiction Program and Trainer course is for individuals, parents, students, healthcare professionals, and groups and organizations who are will benefit from an understanding and knowledge of the science of the disease of addiction.

Materials provided via the Trainer Resource Center allows program delivery via on-site or webinar settings. 

Download Overview PDF

Brain-and-the-Disease-of-Addiction-BDA-CE-Trainer-Course-2020.pdf


Learning Objectives

  • You will acquire a foundational understanding of how the brain is affected from substances such as drugs and alcohol.

  • Describe how the disease of addiction develops.

  • An understanding of brain neuroplasticity and how through treatment and recovery the brain can change/reset.

Program and Training Pricing

  • Training: $225/person. Includes prerequisite Removing the Shame and Stigma of SUD, Brain and the Disease of Addiction online course live web training, and trainer's kit.

  • Program Access: $400/year. Provides access for one or more trainers within an organization to use the materials.

Next Step > Contact Us

We recommend that you contact us directly prior to purchasing. This will allow us to provide you with more information, review how the programming may be customized for your community, discuss annual licensing fees and the discounts available for multi-program purchases.

When you're ready, contact us: Fill out the form, email us or call 844.554.3354, ext 4 for more information.

Bonus Materials

Program materials available through the resource center

  • Program Delivery

    Presentation PowerPoint with trainer notes and complete script.

  • For Your Attendees

    Attendee pre-post survey, handouts (i.e. quick reference sheet, course notes, additional resources), and certificate of attendance.

  • Additional Resources

    Trainer's receive CE Credit for courses completed during the training process.

    COMING SOON: Special attendee discount for additional online learning courses from Overdose Lifeline.

Trainer Training Process

What to Expect

  • Register: You will be asked to register as a trainer/facilitator of the program.

  • Prerequisite: You will complete the prerequisite course as the first part of your training process.

  • Program Course: Then you will take the Brain and the Disease of Addiction online course to help familiarize yourself with the concepts and information.

  • Resource Center: Access to the Trainer Resource Center and program materials.

  • Coaching & Technical Assistance: Once you have completed steps 1-4, a live web meeting will be scheduled to review the program materials and toolset to help prepare you for your first delivery of the program.

What People Are Saying

About the Brain and the Disease of Addiction Course


"This course allowed me to truly understand the science behind the disease, which allowed me to really grasp addiction in terms of a disease rather than a moral failing."

"I developed a better understanding of how illicit drugs affect the brain and why it is so difficult to actually recover."

"I have developed a basic understanding of addiction and will be able to articulate this information to classes of middle school students and college students, in the near future. I also have a greater understanding of terminology used to describe patterns of addition."

"I particularly found the discussion surrounding brain chemistry and the evidence-based science behind addiction very helpful and beneficial. "

"I never really understood the science behind addiction, but now I feel that I have more understanding and compassion for those who struggle with the disease of addiction. It was also beneficial to learn how drugs effect the brain , how the brain reacts to drugs and its release of dopamine."