It's in Your Mind
Addiction as a Chronic Brain Disease
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Presented by: Marvin D. Seppala, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation | Assistant Professor, Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Webinar Description: Over the past couple decades what science and medicine understands about addiction has improved tremendously. This increased understanding has led to addiction being described as a chronic brain disease. Learning about the brain pathology associated with addiction helps us make sense of nonsensical behaviors and explains how remarkably different addiction is from intoxication.
This webinar will provide a basic understanding of the brain alterations associated with addiction as they relate to the behavioral manifestations of this disease which we see every day. Participants will gain an understanding of addiction as a brain disease and the associated behaviors that are driven by it. This increased understanding can help webinar participants integrate information about the brain changes that occur during active addiction across service delivery systems and disciplines to better meet the needs of this population.
This webinar is co-sponsored by Minnesota Prematurity Coalition and the March of Dimes.