Mary Woods

One Hour AT A Time

Mary Woods

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The Neurobiology of Addiction – It is not about willpower!

Monday 7th January 2008

Discover the latest research on addiction and treatment on One Hour at a Time. Join host Mary Woods as she interviews Dr. Nora D. Volkow about the neurobiology of addiction and the role of treatment in recovery.
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Breaking Down the Neurobiology of Addiction and the Role of Treatment in Recovery

Not everybody who takes cocaine ends up a cocaine addict. People who are more impulsive are generally seen to be at greater risk for substance abuse.
One Hour at a Time is a podcast that aims to raise awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. In this episode, host Mary Woods interviews Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about the neurobiology of addiction and the role of treatment in recovery. Dr.
Volkow shares the latest research on addiction and treatment, including the link between genetics and addiction susceptibility, the cutting edge of addiction research, and the role of impulsivity in substance abuse. She also discusses the co-occurrence of emotional and psychiatric disorders and substance abuse, and the need for targeted treatments for addiction. In addition, Dr. Volkow talks about the interaction between drugs and the brain, and how drugs of abuse interact with brain systems that are set up for memory.
One of the key takeaways from this episode is that addiction is not about willpower, and that recovery requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. So if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, be sure to listen to this informative and thought-provoking episode on alcoholfree.com.
Remember, recovery is possible, and with the right treatment, you can take personal responsibility for your health and support others in the recovery process.