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The Academi of Life Presents An Evening in Conversation with Dr. Carl Hart

CARL HART
 Addiction is an epidemic that's affecting all layers of American society. More than 100 people die from overdoses every day -- it's the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. -- more than traffic fatalities. Every family in America is impacted by this but do we truly understand the nature of this epidemic and the profile of drug users?
We hold many stereotypes about what drug addiction is like, and what the users are like. Addiction can exist in people's lives that are very accomplished and very educated. The stereotypes usually don't match reality. Dr. Carl Hart, an Associate Professor in the departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University has written a book, High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, based on 22 years of research as a groundbreaking neuropsychopharmacologist about the science of drug addiction.
He asks us to get our facts right about drugs and drug use and believes that dispelling some of the myths and stereotypes, may help us effectively fight our drug problems through re-education and effective drug policies.
Did you know that:
  • More than 20 million Americans use illegal drugs regularly
  • 85% of drug users are not addicted
  • Around half of all people with drug addictions are employed full time
  • A huge proportion of people having difficulties with prescription drugs are women
 
 
Price $29.00 
Event date: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street (@ Central Park West)
10023 New York
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