Lecture Overview

Addiction has long been recognised as a disease of the brain and understanding the neuroplasticity of drug addiction has clinical significance for treatment. In this lecture, Geoff Ahern will reveal what exactly is happening in the brain when a person becomes addicted to opioids.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile


4 Total Rating(s)
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Sarah J Finlayson
29 May 2018

Brilliant; one of the best talks I've heard on the subject of addiction - highly recommended!! Thank you

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Marian Soares
26 Apr 2018

Informative and interesting.

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Jenna He
25 Apr 2018

I have obtained new knowledge. Thank you!

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Kezza Bartley
26 Dec 2017

Very good presenter

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Gwenneth flaherty
12 Nov 2017

the educator had good information .

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Kasha Wiencierz
28 Oct 2017

Fantastic presentation!

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First Published12 October 2017
Updated12 October 2017
Expires 20 September 2018
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