The use and abuse of substances that change the way we feel is a human tendency documented throughout history. This tendency was often explained from viewpoints of spirituality, will-power and morality. Modern science is reshaping this dialogue, bringing the neurobiology of emotion, judgement and reward to this conversation. Dr. T. Celeste Napier will show the contributions that science has made to this topic, discussing such questions as why do people take drugs in the first place? What is the switch in the brain that changes occasional drug use into addiction? Is there a genetic vulnerability to become addicted? What other factors (stress, environment, teen brain) can promote addiction? To what extent is addiction a disease of the brain.
C2ST Speakeasy is held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Geek Bar Chicago. Attendance is free, but registration is strongly encouraged.
Please note that this is a public event and registration does not guarantee a seat. Geek Bar will do their best to accommodate everyone, but their capacity is limited.