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Combating Addiction Through Science

Seafield Center, Treatment Placement Specialists and Sid Jacobson JCC Presents

“The Effects of addictive drugs on the human brain: Implications for Prevention & Treatment”

December 18, 2018,  9:30 AM-11:30

Renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Stephen Dewey will present on how brain studies have taken on the war on drugs in a unique way. Highlighting PET scan studies that have put virtually every drug of abuse to the test this presentation will show what each substance of abuse does to brain function, structure and development from adolescence to adulthood. This cutting edge research will also show evidence for disease model of addiction and to illustrate how drugs cause chemical and physiological changes in the brain that can make it next to impossible for addicts to stop using them without help. This lecture will demonstrate how this knowledge can be utilized in drug prevention and treatment and the importance of providing education to client’s, families, and professionals.

Presentation By: Dr. Stephen L. Dewey, Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, Director of Research Education at Seafield Center

Location: Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, Greenvale, NY 11548, Free Valet Parking Available At Main Entrance

About The Speaker: Dr. Dewey’s research has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, FOX News, News 12 Long Island, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsday. Dr. Stephen L. Dewey received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Neurology Department at Stony Brook University. During his tenure at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. Dewey conducted research on the effects of addictive drugs on the human brain. These studies led to the development of an effective treatment for addiction – currently in clinical trials. In 2009, Dr. Dewey moved his research efforts to the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health. In 2017, Dr. Dewey left the Feinstein Institute and moved to the Department of Psychiatry at the New York University, School of Medicine. Dr. Dewey started an outreach program in 1994 bringing his research findings to school districts throughout Long Island and the tri-state area. Recently, Dr. Dewey accepted an appointment to the Suffolk County Board of Health where he hopes to continue his education efforts in the fight against drug abuse. Additionally, in 2015 he was appointed Director of Research Education at Seafield Center.

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