Dr. Kevin McCauley presents many powerful reasons to consider addiction
as a disease,
based on the dopamine hypothesis of addiction, and how that should translate
to appropriate approaches to treatment of the disease.
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Dr. Todd Carran gives an overview of the disease of addiction
and briefly introduces the changes in the brain during addiction.
Dr. Todd Carran talks about the progressive pathophysiology of the brain
in greater detail that occurs from mood-altering substances.
Dr. Todd Carran talks about the psychological factors that make
people more susceptible to the disease of addiction.
Dr. Todd Carran talks about the medical consequences of addiction and
its ability to damage every organ system in the body.
With the addiction, relapse is common and potentially
deadly. Dr. Carran talks about the current state of the art of dealing
Dr. Todd Carran talks about the correlations between smoking and
addictive behaviors and the importance of giving up smoking.
Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),
discusses what happens in the human brain from addiction to drugs.
Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
presents a seminar on "Addiction as a Brain Disease: What Does it Mean?"