The science behind addiction will be the focus of the next Brain & Behavior Research Foundation monthly webinar on Tuesday, August 19, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of Health, will discuss the effects of drugs in the human brain and how drug addiction is a brain disease. Her research includes the neurochemical mechanisms responsible for variability in response to drugs among individuals; the rewarding and therapeutic effects of drugs; and changes in the dopamine system that occur with aging.
Dr. Volkow was named one of Time Magazine’s “Top 100 People Who Shape our World,” included as “One of the 20 People to Watch” by Newsweek magazine and named “Innovator of the Year” by U.S. News & World Report.
The free webinar is open to the public, who can register online at bbrfoundation.org/webinars. During the last 15 minutes of the webinar, Dr. Volkow will answer questions posed by participants.
This webinar is part of a monthly series in which Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, hosts presentations by leading mental health researchers who discuss and answer questions about the latest in new technologies, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for brain and behavior disorders and mental illness. Each webinar is live tweeted with the hashtag #brainchat. After the live event, recordings of the webinars are available on the Foundation’s website at: bbrfoundation.org/webinar.
For more information: call 800-829-8289, or visit bbrfoundation.org.