22m
Geoffrey Ahern
12 October 2017

The Science of Addiction

Addiction has long been recognised as a disease of the brain and understanding the neuroplasticity of drug addiction has clinical significance for treatment. In this lecture, Geoff Ahern will reveal what exactly is happening in the brain when a person becomes addicted to opioids.

Educator

Geoffrey Ahern

Educator

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively in educating other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems and also substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a Masters of Health Science (Mental Health and Addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment.

Comments

29 May 2018
Brilliant; one of the best talks I've heard on the subject of addiction - highly recommended!! Thank you
26 Apr 2018
Informative and interesting.
25 Apr 2018
I have obtained new knowledge. Thank you!
26 Dec 2017
Very good presenter
12 Nov 2017
the educator had good information .
28 Oct 2017
Fantastic presentation!

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