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.

Reviews

4.5

52 Total Rating(s)

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Wendy johnson
26 Jun 2019

Succinct knowledge, well presented, relevant as statistics show Australia consumes a lot of MDMA

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Daryl Stuart
20 Jun 2019

Interesting, informative, professionally presented and well structured.

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Tracey J Thomson
20 Jun 2019

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Valerie Ann Broekman
20 Jun 2019

Great engaging presenter. We all face the challenge of drug use and addiction in our daily professional lives as well as in our communities. We need to also educate our communities at large on the use, and misuse of these substances as well as what treatment is available.

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Valerie Ann Broekman
20 Jun 2019

Thank you for reinforcing my knowledge surrounding party drugs and in particualr reference to the slight differences in their actions and potential for addiction. Unfortunately we as clinicians are faced with dealing with a very challenging problem within our communities.

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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