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The Science of Addiction – How Drugs & Alcohol Hijack the Pleasure Centers of the Brain

July 12, 2018, 7 pm8 pm.

Description:

Learning how the brain responds to pleasure has blasted the doors of addiction research wide open.  Join psychiatrist Dr. Paul Garson, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Director of the Division of Mental Health Services, for a talk and discussion about how the brain’s reward and pleasure centers may be commandeered by drugs and alcohol, so much so that addiction is now recognized as a chronic disease that changes both the function and the structure of the brain. For more information and to register, please call (631) 728-6241.

Location:

Hampton Bays Public Library Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY United States

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