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Addiction: Hijacking the Brain

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Harry Haroutunian, MD, physician director of the Betty Ford Center, talks with Joyce about his new book, written with Louis Teresi, MD, .Hijacking the Brain is the first-ever scientific explanation for why Twelve-Step recovery programs are successful in treating addiction.

Previously thought to help ease addictions, new (and somewhat startling) research conducted by the University of Illinois shows how exercise can actually prime the brain for addiction.

Dr. Haroutunian will speak to the effects of all types of addiction (including exercise, drug, alcohol and more) on the brai.  Please bring your own questions and call in.