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The Addicted Brain

  • Centerpoint 1125 E Brookside Ave Suite 2B Indianapolis, IN 46202 (map)

Alcoholism and its Risks

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David A. Kareken, Ph.D.

What is alcoholism and from whence does it come? The notion that alcohol is toxic to the brain is fairly widespread. However, research suggests that risks for alcoholism begin with individual and inherited differences in widespread. brain anatomy and function. This talk will review alcoholism as a disease, and the neurobiological vulnerabilities that we believe constitute alcoholism risk.

Justin Wade: Executive Director of Young Actors Theatre, Indianapolis

 Justin Wade believes that theatre is a powerful disruptor in education, and this is mirrored in his dedication as a theatre educator to students K-12 at Young Actors Theatre (YAT). At YAT, Justin and his team teaches theatre, encourages students to write their own plays, teaches confidence and discipline, and uses theatre as a vehicle to address and open discussion on important issues, like the opioid crisis, anxiety, AIDS, and much more. Please come engage in a discussion with Justin about addiction and how theatre and art can be an anchor to those battling addiction.

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