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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

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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. See Educator Profile

Reviews

4.6
61 Total Rating(s)
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Meredith Stewart
28 Oct 2019

Great Lecture!

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Jill Pamplin
26 Oct 2019

A basic and good overview of a few drugs used illicitly

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Kristine s kealy
11 Oct 2019

Great VLA, need more time with VLA

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Craig Broomhall
09 Oct 2019

Excellent presentation that is extremely relevant to todays management practices.

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Tracey Nasveld
14 Sep 2019

Presenter was interesting and engaging . Interesting topic that is becoming increasingly relevant in day to day assessments.

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Tina Morse
21 Aug 2019

This lecture was valuable and informative and easy to understand

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Kay Wright
29 Jul 2019

Excellent presentation style

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Kay Wright
29 Jul 2019

Excellent presentation style

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Jennifer Small
17 Jul 2019

Concise and informative

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Jess Fullerton
16 Jul 2019

Well presented and interesting.

Details
CPD29m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)  61
Published27 May 2019
Expires31 October 2021
Topics
Medication Safety
Medical Imaging
Neurosurgery
Neuroscience
Drugs
Addiction and Substance Abuse
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