Addiction (substance dependence) is a complex physical, emotional, and spiritual phenomenon. The brain is the primary target for substances of abuse and dependence. Understanding the structure and function of the brain is key to developing new therapies and medication.
For our latest On-demand Video series, Katie McQueen, MD, a nationally recognized expert in the field of addiction medicine, discusses the following:
- Brain receptors and neurotransmitters
- Learning, memory and addiction
- Cross addiction
- Reactivation of cravings and addiction
- FDA-approved medications
This recording is from a community presentation Clarity Child Guidance Center hosted on May 14, 2010.