Causes of Addiction (Part 1)


Causes of Addiction (Part 1) – Overview: Scientists are finding increasing evidence that addiction to alcohol, painkillers and other substances can result in physical changes in the brain. In this interview, Dr. Christopher Welsh discusses the causes of addiction to such substances as painkillers, and treatments. Part One: Commonly abused drugs Characteristics of addiction Symptoms of substance abuse Physical addiction Amphetamines Part Two: Changes in the brain due to addiction Types of treatment Methadone Role of rehab Guest: Dr. Christopher Welsh, a psychiatrist and addictions specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Causes of Addiction (Part 1) Causes of Addiction (Part 2) UMMC Department of Psychiatry


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