Coffee & Shopping: When does a habit become an addiction?
The presentation by David Stern and Ross Nagler will address the issue of addictions. We view addiction as a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain, not a character flaw or moral deficiency.
Our discussion will be focused on the following four questions:
– When does a harmless habit, even coffee drinking, become an addiction or dependency over which the individual has little control?
– Is there a biologic basis for what is going on with addiction?
– How does one treat a person with an addiction?
– What is special about the approach that Integrated Addiction Care (IAC) Associates uses to help patients with addictions?
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:30 a.m.
ROGERS CENTER FOR YOUTH (located behind Christ Church Memphis at 4488 Poplar Ave.)
David Stern, MD has been the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for Statewide Initiatives at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) where he worked on developing an addiction medicine network for Western Tennessee. Ross Nagler, MSW uses his own personal recovery experiences to guide each patient in her/his day-to-day progression toward a sustainable and effective recovery. He understands that each person’s recovery is unique.