Sharing New Research on the Brain, Mental Illness & Addiction – Charlie Rose and Guests

Charlie Rose has done it again — this time producing an excellent program on the brain, mental illness & addiction — with guests Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Gerald Fischbach of the Simons Foundation, Cornelia Bargmann of Rockefeller University, Nora Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and Thomas Insel of the National Institute of Mental Health.

For those who are interested in the brain and addiction and mental illness and how the brain can heal, what’s involved in treating addiction, how a person can create “work arounds,” why this is even possible to know — this program is a must see.

Click on the link title, Charlie Rose Brain Series 2, Episode 1, below and link to the show. To zero in on the portion specific to addiction, start at 23:16, although I urge you to watch the entire 56 minute video.

Charlie Rose Brain Series 2, Episode 1

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Author of nine books, including "If You Loved Me, You'd Stop!" and "Quick Guide to Addiction Recovery: What Helps, What Doesn't," and hundreds of articles, Lisa Frederiksen is a national keynote speaker, consultant and founder of She has spent more than 12 years researching, writing, speaking and consulting on substance misuse prevention, intervention and treatment; mental illness; addiction as a brain disease; effective co-occurring disorders' treatment; secondhand drinking | drugging; help for the family and related subjects – all centered around 21st century brain and addiction-related research. In 2015, she founded SHD Prevention, providing training and consulting to companies and public agencies to address the workplace impacts of secondhand drinking - the other side of alcohol misuse - something that affects up to 40% of a workforce and costs hundreds of thousands dollars each year in absenteeism, safety risks, health care expenses, distraction and poor performance costs.
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