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Your Brain on Addiction – Gambling, Sex, Exercise…
June 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
People, and media, often use the term “addiction” rather loosely. “She’s addicted to that TV show,” or “He’s addicted to his running routine.” But what does addiction really mean when it comes to a whole range of behaviors? What causes something to change from a pastime to a problem? Can one really be addicted to sex, porn, or exercise? How can you tell what rises to the level of an addiction, and what’s the solution?
As part of its ongoing “Your Brain” series, Illinois Science Council is thrilled to present Jon Grant, JD, MD, MPH, of the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience to address these issues and answer your questions. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get insight into how or brains can help or hurt us.