Science of Addiction

When: 07/12/2018, 7:00 pm

The Hampton Bays Library is offering a talk called “The Science of Addiction: How Drugs and Alcohol Hijack the Pleasure Centers of the Brain” at 7 PM. Join psychiatrist Dr. Paul Garson, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Director of the Division of Mental Health Services, for a talk and discussion about how the brain’s reward and pleasure centers may be commandeered by drugs and alcohol. Addiction is now recognized as a chronic disease that changes both the function and the structure of the brain. Learning how the brain responds to pleasure has blasted the doors of addiction research wide open.  For details and to register call 631-728-6241 or email dvalle@hamptonbayslibrary.org.