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Substance Abuse/ Alcoholism

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Dec 21 2022, 6:52 am

I wish the lecture explained more about brain chemical activities leading to alcohol addiction rather than all statistics and relevant.



Nov 11 2020, 8:56 am

Really glad to find  the field of Mental Health and neuroscience in DrBeen's library! I can't wait to watch the other videos.

Greetings  from Italy!!

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.


Learning objectives of this video are the following:

1. Bio/Psycho/Social model and how it affects the patients who are under the influence of alcohol.

2. Physiological factors that may lead to alcoholism.

3. Genetic predisposition.

4. Type 1 alcoholism.

5. Psychological characteristics.

6. Social factors.

Presented by Dr. Ahmed Zaafran

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Ahmed Zaafran, MD

Ahmed Zaafran, MD

Co-founder, Chief Medical Officer Lucid Lanes Board-Certified Clinical and Research Anesthesiologist, TEDx Speaker

I’m currently the CEO and President of Lucid Lane Providers, and the Chief Medical Officer of Lucid Lane, Inc, a digital health company I co-founded in 2018. I am a digital health entrepreneur and clinical anesthesiologist. I trained at the world-renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and joined the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine in the department of Anesthesiology from 2012-2021. My TEDx talk in 2023 focused on our data-driven solution, via therapy, to prevent and reduce opioid dependence around surgery, while leveraging technology to improve pain and patient outcomes. The intent is to provide value foremost to the patient to live a better life, while also creating an ecosystem of benefit to providers, payors, and employers.

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