Scientists understand better than ever the mechanisms in the brain that produce the behavior, feelings and compulsions of alcoholism and addiction. Diane and her guests talk about what we know today about these processes, what remains mysterious, and how emerging knowledge might affect treatment and recovery methods.


  • Dr. Nora Volkow Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH
  • Michael Lemonick Writer for "Time" magazine.
  • John Wanner Counselor on the clinical staff of Father Martin's Ashley, a residential addiction treatment facility in Havre de Grace, Maryland

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