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Your Brain on Drugs: Not the Same Everywhere

Wednesday 8 November 18:30 until 20:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Speaker: Aldo Badiani, Professor of Psychology and Addiction Medicine
Part of the series: Professorial Lecture

Aldo Badiani, Professor of Psychology and Addiction Medicine
Director, Sussex Addiction Research & Intervention Centre (SARIC)

Your Brain on Drugs: Not the Same Everywhere

Addictive drugs such as cocaine, heroin, or alcohol are often thought to be the same in their ability to produce ‘pleasure’ by activating the ‘reward’ circuitry of the brain. In this lecture, I will show that different classes of drugs produce unique neurobiological effects and distinctive internal states, which in turn are exquisitely sensitive to the environment surrounding drug use. 

Chowen Lecture Theatre
Brighton and Sussex Medical School
University of Sussex Campus

This is a free, open lecture – everyone is welcome, but numbers are limited.

To book your place at the lecture please use our booking link:, alternatively you can email

Refreshments provided.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 11 October 2017