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  • Dr. Mobeen Syed
  • Dr. Pei Purdom (DNP)
  • Dr. Benish Zahra
  • Dr. Iqra Batool
  • Dr. Heba Alzawahri

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Substance Abuse/Alcoholism

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Dr. Zaafran presents substance abuse, especially alcoholism. He discusses biological, psychological, and social models leading to the positive rewards. Role of impulsive personality and alcohol abuse. Physiological aspects leading to habit forming behaviors and alcoholism. Family history. Children of alcoholics (COA.) Genetic evidence of alcoholism tendency. Gender susceptibility. Type 1 Alcoholism. Psychological characteristics of alcoholism. Social factors. And, finally the media and its role in alcoholism.


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Ahmed Zaafran, MD

Ahmed Zaafran, M.D, is a practicing anesthesiologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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