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SciCafe: Just Can’t Get Enough: Addiction & the Brain

Wednesday, May 4, 2016



Only a small percentage of people who try an illicit drug will go on to develop addiction. What makes one more vulnerable to addiction than another? Theories abound, from troubled childhoods to work stress to genetics. Psychiatrist Edmund Griffin explains how epidemiology, cocaine-addicted rats, and molecular neuroscience all help to shed light on one society’s most troubling questions: Why is it that some people just can’t get enough?


The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.    


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