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4th Annual January Event: Conversation with Professor Mark Thomas
January 22 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Understanding the Science Behind Addiction: Why It is Not a Moral Failure of the Character
Please join us for online event UNDERSTANDING THE SCIENCE BEHIND ADDICTION: Why it is not a moral failure of the character on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 8amPST/10am CST/ 11am EST.
How many of us, who lost our loved ones, experience tremendous grief and face terrible stigma on top of that! How many times did you feel that you had to defend your kid and to prove that she or he were a good person but suffered from a disease? Well, you are not alone, and you will hear a Neuroscience Professor state that addiction is a brain disorder, and that was not their fault or yours.
Our featured speaker, Mark Thomas, PhD, Director of the Medical Discovery Team on Addiction at the University of Minnesota, a new collaborative research program to discover new treatment options for Opioid-Use Disorder. His research examines how addictive drugs alter the brain and how these changes can lead to compulsive drug use. His lab is now focusing on ways to disrupt addiction relapse.
Presented by Chris Wivholm Foundation, Devin’s Dream, Megan Kelley Foundation, Mothersheartbreak.com and PickingupthePieces.us
Professor Thomas will focus on understanding Substance Use Disorder as a medical condition that needs recognition and help, and ending the stigma. Please submit any questions for Mark to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to January 20. We will allow questions during the event in the chat but we can not guarantee to cover them all.
$20 tickets are available for purchase. Deadline to purchase is Thursday, January 20, 2022. The tickets are nonrefundable unless we cancel the event.
Important! We will start this event with a moment of silence to remember those lost to addiction. Please email the picture of your loved one and their name to email@example.com if you want them to be featured in the video.
We will keep a list of everyone, who registers. You will receive confirmation from PayPal once you purchase your ticket. You will receive event zoom link closer to January 22 to the email provided in PayPal. If your email is different that in PayPal please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will add it to the list. Also, if you do not have PayPal there is an option to pay with credit card.
If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute to the Neuroscience Research on Addiction please use Donate button on our website. There is an option to donate in memory of your loved one. All contributions are tax deductible. Chris Wivholm Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected!
Please email info@chriswivhoCilm.org should you have any questions.
If you are looking for a good book please consider “Letters to Matt” by MaryBeth Cichocki. Trying to make sense of her son’s addiction and death by overdose, MaryBeth bravely voices the ugly side of addiction and the unimaginable pain that results from loss of a child.