The Brain and Recovery: An Update on the Neuroscience of Addiction

Date & Time

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:30am to 2:30pm
Details
Event Description: 
“The Brain and Recovery: An Update on the Neuroscience of Addiction” will be presented by Dr. Kevin T. McCauley, MD; co-founder of the Institute on Addiction Study; writer of the award-winning DVD “Pleasure Unwoven” and the DVD “Memo To Self.” The last twenty years produced an explosion of understanding not only about addiction (substance use disorders) but how our brains enable our most human capacities such as hedonic valuation and decision-making. This lecture summarizes the most current neuroscientific research about addiction - research that explains how the brain constructs pleasurable experiences, what happens when this process goes wrong, and why this can have a dramatic impact in our ability to make proper choices. This presentation is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, a non-profit organization that provides a continuum of programs for treatment of chemical dependency; and the University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program, University of Michigan Students For Recovery, and University of Michigan Student Health Services/Wolverine Wellness. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. The program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals.
Type of Event: 
Communication/Media (proclamation signing, press event, radio or television programming, op-ed, article or journal publication, book signing, blogging, etc.)
Conference (including substance use and/or mental disorders, treatment, recovery or related issues as a focus)
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)
Is this event open to public?: 
Yes
Estimated Number of Attendees: 
100
Location
Is this a virtual event (taking place online)?: 
No
Is this event in the United States?: 
Yes
Address: 
915 East Washington Street
City: 
Ann Harbor
U.S. State: 
Michigan
Country: 
United States
Zip/Postal Code: 
48109
Website for additional information: 
http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series/
Contacts
Contact Name: 
Emily
Last Name: 
Hagen
Address Line 1: 
6633 Stony Creek Road
City: 
Ypsilanti
U.S. State: 
Michigan
Zip Code: 
48197
Phone: 
7344858725
Notification: 
Yes
Last Updated: 03/13/2017