Drug addiction is a subject of national concern. Dr. Erickson is one of the nation’s leading researchers on the physiology of drug addiction, and his research has helped us to better understand the physical basis of addiction. Dr. Erickson regularly travels around the country giving lectures to help dispel some of the commonly held myths about addiction. In this lecture he will talk about some of the myths our society has about drug addiction. He will also give a brief introduction into the working of the brain and describe the effect of some drugs on particular neural pathways. This lecture is designed to address students in high school and above.

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