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Title: Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery
START DATE: Saturday May 24
TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details:
Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Type: Speaker
Carl Hart discusses his book:

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

$5-25 at the door and soon online
7pm Saturday, May 24, 2014
Revolution Books

"Dr. Hart (neuropsychopharmacologist, Columbia Univ., research scientist, New York State Psychiatric Instit. Div. of Substance Abuse) presents a refreshing new analysis of drug use that reveals how common misconceptions are far too often not based on empirical evidence. Hart blends his own story of experimentation with drugs as a teenager with his empirical insights into the relationship between drugs and pleasure, factors that motivate the use of drugs, and the power of choice. He also reveals new ideas regarding the common association of racial characteristics with drug abuse, the impact of poverty on the use of drugs, and an important, new understanding of why current national drug abuse policies continue to fail. His relatively surprising research results reveal how incorrect common warnings are about how drug abuse can ruin a person’s life. Drawing on his successful rise out of poverty and drug abuse in his dysfunctional family, Hart directed much of his research into how some drug users have managed to succeed in life, supporting his view that much of what is now being done in current drug education, treatment, and policy is inconsistent with scientific research results.



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