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Voices in Science Lecture: Alcohol, Genes, & the Brain: The Latest Science & Dispelling Myths

1801 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Lecture Series “The Brain: It’s More Than You Think”     

Join us for lectures related to our two new exhibits: “Brain: The Inside Story” and

Drugs: Cost and Consequences” both opening early 2019


Alcohol, Genes, and the Brain: The Latest Science and Dispelling Myths

Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D.  UNM Department of Psychology

May 22, 2019 * 6:30pm - 8pm


Join Dr. Witkiewitz for an overview of the latest science on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder, including why humans tend to enjoy alcohol, and the effects of alcohol on the brain, as well as different prevention and treatment options for alcohol use disorder.


Dr. Witkiewitz is a Regents’ Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. The underlying theme of her research is the development of models of addiction and understanding how addiction impacts people over time.  Dr. Witkiewitz has authored 5 books,  is a licensed clinical psychologist, and has worked extensively on the development of interventions to treat addiction. 


Cost: $8 nonmembers, $7 members, $5 students. Preregistration is encouraged or tickets can be purchased at the door the evening of the event (if seats are available). Questions:


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$8 nonmembers, $7 members, $5 students
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