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Addiction: Hijacking the Brain

A lecture series for the general public, workshops for professionals, and middle school programs and curricula about the neurobiology of addiction


School of Nursing

Description: "Addiction: Hijacking the Brain" is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health. The grant is administered through the University of Washington School of Nursing and is designed to promote understanding of the neurobiology of addiction.

"Addiction: Hijacking the Brain" is a partnership project of the UW School of Nursing, UW School of Medicine, UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Pacific Science Center, Group Health Cooperative and the Washington Association for Biomedical Research. It offers professional workshops for judges, DEA officers, court officials, attorneys, chemical dependency counselors and health care professionals, and is conducted in collaboration with community and educational groups in Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Subject Area: Education, Sciences
Type of Resource: Lecture Series, Professional Development, Speaker, Presentation, Visit, Workshop
Target Population: Teachers, Students, Classrooms, schools, Families, judges, DEA officers, court officials, attorneys
Grade: 5 through 12
When Offered: Year-round
Location: Sites as arranged with Project Director
Fee: None
Web Page: http://nursing.uw.edu/departments/bnhs/biobehavioral-nursing-health-systems-bnhs.html
Contact Information: Jenny Williamson
Telephone: (206) 616-9447
Jenny Williamson
Project Director
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
T-618A Health Sciences
Box 357266
Seattle, WA 98195
Telephone: (206) 616-9442
Fax: (206) 542-4711

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