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Alcohol—Social Lubricant or Drug of Abuse?

Lecture no. 7 from the course: The Addictive Brain

Alcohol—Social Lubricant or Drug of Abuse?

Taught by Professor Thad Polk | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Alcohol is often discussed separately from other drugs, but as you’ll discover in this lecture, alcohol affects the human body in many of the same ways. Take a close look at your brain on alcohol to explore dependence, withdrawal, and genetic susceptibility. Then review several treatment options for alcohol abuse.

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c********m
September 9, 2019
Great course especially if you want a review of all types of drugs. One thing I am taking away is the reward circuit including the nucleus accumbens, prefrontal cortex and ventral tegmental area. I also found the gambling lecture very interesting.

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October 31, 2017

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July 20, 2017

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