Brains, Drugs, and Addiction: The Neuroscience of Chemical Dependency

When: Wed, Jan. 13, 2016
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $8.00 advance tickets,
$10.00* suggested cover at the door
Online sales end at 4:00pm on day of show.

Food and Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, pizza slices, and snacks available.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

We have all heard about people whose lives have been damaged or destroyed by abusing drugs or alcohol, and we’ve all probably wondered, “Why don’t they just stop? How hard could it be?” There are also people who use alcohol (for example, at science lectures) and drugs and who DON’T get addicted. At this Science on Tap, Kenneth Brown, PhD, a psychologist with 20 years of experience in drug and alcohol dependency program management, will talk about the neuroscience of addiction. He will describe the different areas of the brain involved and how they interact to produce stubborn, chronic conditions like alcoholism and other drug dependence. Also, the scientific and medical community is realizing that traditional programs like residential rehab, AA, and NA don’t work for everyone, and he will talk about how treatment practices are changing to help people succeed in being sober.

Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with  Campus Sig-Horz Vancouver