• Addiction: Busting Myths

Addiction: Busting Myths

Peter van Ruitenbeek
PhD, assistant professor psychopharmacology

In popular media, the scientific explanation of drug addiction is often portrayed as a disorder of pleasure seeking, the need for more drugs, and withdrawal symptoms that perpetuate drug use. This is then associated with a craving for dopamine which brings pleasure. I will bust these myths by showing why these claims are false and discussing current knowledge about dopamine and addiction. Peter van Ruitenbeek,
PhD, assistant professor psychopharmacology


Sat 10 September 22:15-22:45h
B 0.115
Location 2: Bouillonstraat