The Neuro-Developmental Pathway Origins of Addiction is the first in a series of podcasts on early brain and biological development and its connection to addiction. As such, it introduces the themes that will be addressed throughout the series, including adverse childhood experiences; brain architecture; the neuro-developmental origins of addiction; and the prevention, intervention and treatment of addiction. The podcast provides a definition of addiction, which includes substance and process addictions, and begins to explore the impact of adverse childhood experiences on the reward system of the brain.
Introductory episode in a podcast series on Early Brain Development and Addiction for Undergraduate Medical Education.
This podcast series is based on lectures from the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, a knowledge mobilization initiative designed to translate scientific research into policy and practice. The podcasts were developed by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada with guidance from a project advisory committee, and produced by Hugh Kellam and Colla MacDonald at the University of Ottawa. Narration was done by Hugh Kellam. This project was sponsored by the Norlien Foundation.
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