Posted on September 18, 2012 by Tia Lalani

Addiction: Brain Changes and Cognitive Impairments with Professor Dr. Tim Parker One of the most insidious aspects of the process of drug addiction is the profound brain change that accompanies the process of drug abuse. In its attempt to reduce the effects of drugs of abuse the brain activates counter responses. The problem is that …

Addiction: Brain Changes and Cognitive Impairments with Professor Dr. Tim Parker

One of the most insidious aspects of the process of drug addiction is the profound brain change that accompanies the process of drug abuse.

In its attempt to reduce the effects of drugs of abuse the brain activates counter responses. The problem is that these counter responses produce permanent changes in the brain that ultimately make the user more susceptible to recidivism. Users in this state also show distinct long-lasting cognitive impairments.

This presentation will describe the typical stages of drug addiction and will identify the key changes that result from repeated use of drugs of abuse.

Thursday October 4th, 2012
12:00 noon – 1:00pm
The Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room, Augustana Campus Forum Building (Upstairs)

$5 admission at the door (lunch included) or pick up your ticket in advance at the Alumni Office in Founders’ Hall/Old Main. This event is hosted by the Augustana Alumni Office.

Event parking will be authorized in the parking lot in front of the K.Glen Johnson Faith and Life Building: tickets will not be issued between 11:45 and 1:15.

Limited seating available.  To reserve your seat please email trina.harrison@ualberta.ca or call Deb at 780-679-1626.  Please indicate any special dietary requirements.


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