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Addiction Is Not A Moral Failure… It’s a Brain Disorder

Dr. Nora Volkow, neuroscientist and Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Addiction has been widely viewed as the result of poor self-control and personal behavioral choices. In this TEDMED talk, Dr. Volkow discusses how images of the human brain provide insight into the role of the chemical dopamine.

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The Biological Consequences for Children Living in Poverty… and What We Can Do

Highly segregated, low-income neighborhoods such as Ferguson, MO, are experiencing a toxic stress epidemic. As parents become overwhelmed, children miss out on positive interactions needed for healthy brain development.

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