Conference to Explore Neuroscience-based Treatments for Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Leaders from a variety of fields will explore the latest research on addiction as a brain disease, and emerging treatment avenues that address its neurobiological, molecular, and/or genetic aspects. Posted 5/4/2016NEW YORK, May 4, 2016-On May 18 – 20, the New York Academy of Sciences, Science Translational Medicine, and The Aspen Brain Forum Foundation will present The Addicted Brain and New Treatment Frontiers: Sixth Annual Aspen Brain Forum. The conference, held at the Academy and via simulcast Webinar, will explore research that suggests that drug and alcohol addiction-which contributes to the death of more than 90,000 Americans annually-is strongly related to neurobiological changes in the brain, and push progress on the nascent field of neuroscience-based therapeutic strategies.  “Addiction is a disease of the brain. So, just like any other disease-cancer, diabetes,…


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