Lounsbury Discusses Science of Addiction on VPR's Vermont Edition

July 25, 2017 by Michelle Bookless

In this broadcast of Vermont Edition, Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, speaks with Vermont Public Radio's Ric Cengeri about the science of addiction and what triggers it. ​

Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at the UVM Larner College of Medicine

(JULY 25, 2017) The opioid crisis is a major topic on local and national news. Many articles tackle the subject from the standpoint of the legal, social, and economic causes and ramifications of addiction. In the July 25 broadcast of Vermont Edition, Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at the UVM Larner College of Medicine, spoke with Vermont Public Radio's Ric Cengeri about what happens in the brain and body that leads to drug dependence. Listen to the broadcast here.