Impact Talk | Richard Romaniuk: "Addiction as a False Survival Instinct"

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar 2023-02-05 11:32:25 2023-02-05 11:32:25 Impact Talk | Richard Romaniuk: "Addiction as a False Survival Instinct" Event Description Learn how careers in social work are making a difference in society! You're invited to join the Mandel School for our 2023 Impact Talk series—four excellent opportunities for students to be inspired by our faculty and their specializations. The event will be held via livestream and recorded for viewing on the Mandel School's YouTube channel. Current Mandel School students can receive 1 PD hour for each Impact Talk they attend. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. Addiction as a False Survival Instinct Richard Romaniuk Lecturer  The biophysics of brain imaging lets us see what people desire and how addiction affects the way humans think. We recognize that hunger, thirst and fear influence the brain structures involved in the overpowering need to satisfy those feelings. There are elements of the survival instinct that take precedence over reason. Drugs of abuse are able to hijack our neuronal system to create a false “survival instinct”. Those people affected by these drugs cannot differentiate their own basic instincts clearly. However, the human brain has many priorities. Learning about how it works can help the chemically-dependent break away from addiction and help us to better support our clients. Mandel School | Noble Commons 11235 Bellflower Road Cleveland, OH 44106 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences America/New_York public

Event Format: Hybrid

1 hour of PD credit has been approved

Event Description

Learn how careers in social work are making a difference in society! You're invited to join the Mandel School for our 2023 Impact Talk series—four excellent opportunities for students to be inspired by our faculty and their specializations.

The event will be held via livestream and recorded for viewing on the Mandel School's YouTube channel. Current Mandel School students can receive 1 PD hour for each Impact Talk they attend. Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.

Addiction as a False Survival Instinct

Richard Romaniuk

Lecturer 

The biophysics of brain imaging lets us see what people desire and how addiction affects the way humans think. We recognize that hunger, thirst and fear influence the brain structures involved in the overpowering need to satisfy those feelings. There are elements of the survival instinct that take precedence over reason. Drugs of abuse are able to hijack our neuronal system to create a false “survival instinct”. Those people affected by these drugs cannot differentiate their own basic instincts clearly. However, the human brain has many priorities. Learning about how it works can help the chemically-dependent break away from addiction and help us to better support our clients.

Event Location

Mandel School | Noble Commons

11235 Bellflower Road

Cleveland, OH 44106

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