Addiction & The Brain
Presented by: Dr Stephen Jurd
Dr Stephen Jurd, a specialist addiction psychiatrist.
Dr Stephen Jurd has been instrumental in developing and establishing successful addiction recovery services and 12-step recovery centres in Australia and the US. He developed the Royal North Shore Hospital Drug and Alcohol Services from 1984 to 2006. He founded the Phoenix Unit, a prominent Minnesota model rehab that he went on to direct for 14 years. Dr Jurd is currently the founder and Chairman of The Sydney Retreat’s Board.
Every week at The Sydney Retreat, guests attend a discussion with addiction medicine specialist, Dr Stephen Jurd. In his Addiction and the Brain lecture series, Dr Jurd hears one question over and over again – Why can’t I moderate my drinking and drug use like everyone else?
TALK #1: ADDICTION AND THE BRAIN
Dr Stephen Jurd talks about addiction and the brain.
TALK #2: GENETICS & ADDICTION
Dr Stephen Jurd talks about genetics, addiction and recovery.
TALK #3: EVOLUTION
Dr Stephen Jurd talks about evolution in the brain in relation to addiction.
TALK #4: THE BRAIN IN RECOVERY
Dr Stephen Jurd talks about the brain in recovery.