Addiction

Howell Foundation luncheon in La Jolla looks at addiction, a 'brain disease'

Howell Foundation luncheon in La Jolla looks at addiction, a 'brain disease'

Addiction specialist, author and integrative medicine practitioner Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, is looking to change the conversation when it comes to addiction. The keynote speaker at the Howell Foundation’s health lecture series Aug. 17 at La Jolla Country Club, she spoke about how addiction expands beyond drugs and alcohol, and is less about what we are putting in our bodies, and more about what is happening between our ears.

She focused her talk on the bio-mechanical aspects of addiction that take place in the brain and how addiction may be rooted in our past experiences.

“I like to say we are all addicted to something,” she told those gathered. “Many people are talking...

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