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Posted on: May 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Drug Addiction and The Brain

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What is Going On Inside the Addicted Brain?

Community Conversation

On May 29, at the Red Wing Public Library, Dr. Mark Thomas will present the most current findings from neuroscience to explain what is going on inside the addicted brain. This community discussion will explore the causes and effects of methamphetamine abuse. It will probe the research and explain how recovery can be possible.

Methamphetamine continues to be the number one street drug for self-destruction in Goodhue County and the problem with vaping in our schools is not just tobacco, it's what can come next.

The question for the community presentation with Dr. Mark Thomas is why are drugs so overwhelmingly powerful and why can't people escape their grip? Scientific research at the University of Minnesota, Department of Neuroscience has some answers for those questions.

Dr. Mark Thomas is a professor of neuroscience and scientific director of the Medical Discovery Team on Addiction at the University of Minnesota, Medical School. His research examines how addictive drugs alter the brain and how these changes can lead to compulsive drug use. His lab is now focusing on ways to disrupt addiction relapse.  

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits will be available

For more information, please contact Paul Drotos at 651-388-1042.

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