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Addictions Old and New

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October 22, 2015 - 7:30pm to October 23, 2015 - 6:00pm
Douglas Southall Freeman Conference, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

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Deborah Govoruhk, Administrative Coordinator, Department of History

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This conference brings together experts from different disciplines to describe the development of “new” addictions as well as new developments with respect to “old” addictions, e.g., nicotine vaping, liberalized prescription laws, and digitized gambling machines. To what extent have technological and policy innovations increased the variety, amount, and severity of addictive behaviors? Do these addictive behaviors (old and new) share common social and biological features? Is there an essential unity to the nature and study of addiction, or are we confronted with disparate behaviors that happen to have some common elements, such as craving and relapse?
 
This two-day conference is free and open to the public. However, the keynote address on October 22 requires advance registration.

Add to Calendar 22/10/2015 07:30 PM 23/10/2015 06:00 PM 15 Addictions Old and New This conference brings together experts from different disciplines to describe the development of “new” addictions as well as new developments with respect to “old” addictions, e.g., nicotine vaping, liberalized prescription laws, and digitized gambling machines. To what extent have technological and policy innovations increased the variety, amount, and severity of addictive behaviors? Do these addictive behaviors (old and new) share common social and biological features? Is there an essential unity to the nature and study of addiction, or are we confronted with disparate behaviors that happen to have some common elements, such as craving and relapse?   This two-day conference is free and open to the public. However, the keynote address on October 22 requires advance registration. Douglas Southall Freeman Conference, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA Deborah Govoruhk false MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS

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