Dr. Kevin Mccauley Presents Addiction & Recovery 2022: The Latest Findings From Neuroscience Research
Dr. McCauley will provide foundational knowledge for understanding addiction and recovery over the course of 3 days for clinicians, the community, and judges, attorneys, and courts.
Research in neuroscience provides an evidence-based and comprehensive understanding of addiction that fits well with the experiences of people needing, seeking, and in recovery. There are several insightful and well-articulated arguments challenging the disease conceptualization of addiction, but two important areas of research – epigenetics and psychoneuroimmunology – greatly advance awareness of how environmental stress creates vulnerability to addiction. This lecture reviews the most up-to-date science of addiction, the current arguments for and against addiction’s conceptualization as a disease, and how the principles of recovery management counter the pathophysiology of addiction and improve a recovering person’s chances of achieving long-term recovery. Learn More