Addiction and the Brain: Why is it so Hard to Quit?

March 13, 2019  – 7 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg 

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Addiction comes in many forms—alcohol, gambling and drugs—and can have devastating effects on individuals, families and communities as a whole. While many people are treated successfully, others struggle to overcome the cycle of abstinence and relapse. Why is it so hard to overcome an addiction? Part of the answer lies in what happens within the brain. Join our expert panel of scientists to learn how the brain is altered by addiction, and how this information can be used to improve treatment.

Moderator: TBA

Panelists:

Dr. Erin Knight
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Medical Director, Addictions Unit, Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Gilbert Kirouac
Professor, Oral Biology, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Dr. Gordon Glazner
Professor, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences; Principal Investigator, Division of Neurodegenerative Disorders, St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre