The addicted Brain

The addicted Brain

This is a free course about addiction.

Click on the link just there, up there to your left, yep you got it.

This is a course about addiction to drugs and other behaviors. It will describe what happens in the brain and how this information helps us deal with and overcome addiction.

About the Course
The course will cover many aspects of addiction, mainly to drugs, but also to the Internet, gambling and other behaviors. Questions that will be addressed include:

  • What is addiction?
  • How do we study it and what have we learned?
  • What makes a drug or activity addicting and what are its problems and toxicities?
  • What happens in the brain when someone becomes addicted?
  • Who can be an addict, and what are the vulnerability and risk factors?
  • How do we treat addicts?
  • How does government policy affect addicts?