Cover image for lecture: Pleasure, Addiction and Party Drugs

Lecture Overview

Party drugs can have a euphoric impact on the mind of a person... but what is actually happening to the brain to cause these feelings? In this session, take a look at the neurobiological effects of recreational drugs and why they can lead to addiction in some people.

Educators

Portrait of Heather Madsen
Heather Madsen

Dr Heather Madsen is a behavioural neuroscientist at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Heather’s research relates to investigating the neural underpinnings of addiction with the aim of developing effective behavioural and pharmacological interventions.

Reviews

4.5

44 Total Rating(s)

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Dianne Chand
17 Jun 2019

This topic was well described and the lecturer was well spoken. This topic is very broad and could easily could have expanded to a longer lecture. The only issue is that the visuals she presented did not convert as well through video being a smaller screen and did not have her following with the remote . Overall it was a good learning resource.

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Mary Wyn
14 Jun 2019

Good

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Raven Budarick
08 Jun 2019

A

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Joseph Douch
06 Jun 2019

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Peita emson
06 Jun 2019

Well presented, concise

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fiona mathews
05 Jun 2019

the whys and hows of drug use still astound me as people of all ages require pep me ups to participate in life.

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justine grace sanchez brabante
04 Jun 2019

amazing learning

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Caitlyn Ann Willems
04 Jun 2019

This lecture was very educating and beneficial to my practice.

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Paul Smith
04 Jun 2019

A very informative resource that will benefit and clinician that comes into contact with people who use and/or abuse drugs.

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Anne ridgway
02 Jun 2019

Definitions were useful as the spectrum of drug addiction and neurobiology in a "simple " way which I can use in lectures.