The Role of the Brain in Addiction

University of Michigan Addiction Center

In this webinar from the University of Michigan, Jonathon Morrow, MD, PhD, tells us how the mind plays into substance use disorder

Jonathan Morrow

Solving the mysteries of the brain’s role in addiction is one of the great frontiers for scientists in the treatment field.

It’s also an extremely complex undertaking. To make the nuances of addiction treatment easier to understand, the University of Michigan Addiction Center is presenting a four-part webinar series called “Mind Matters.”

Here, we’re sharing the first installment of the series, “The Basics of Addiction and the Role of the Brain,” which took place earlier this month. Presented by Jonathan Morrow, MD, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, the webinar is accessible, thought-provoking and helpful for those who are looking for answers because they are or someone close to them is suffering from addiction.

After you watch “The Basics of Addiction and the Role of the Brain,” you’ll likely want to learn more about addiction treatment. Along those lines, here are the future webinars in the series:

  • March 9, “Addiction Treatment and Therapy”
  • April 13, “Medications for Treating Addiction”
  • May 11, “Family and Addiction: “How Families and Friends Can Get Help and Support a Loved One with Addiction”

To register for the remaining webinars, go here.

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