In this episode Grant speaks with George Henderson a former addict turned self-taught and widely published academic. George describes how boredom and curiosity led him to seek out addictive substances in the 70’s, a time when the drug culture was running rampant in New Zealand.
Grant and George discuss the biology of addiction, looking at different substances and delving into the importance of the environment and the neurobiology of addiction, or what’s going on in the brain. A thought provoking discussion about what it means to be addicted.
“The disease model of addiction is valid. The way I see it, a substance gets into your brain and hacks your brain cells so you can only sign in using the drug” – George Henderson
In our Prevention is Cure podcast, Professor Grant Schofield challenges mainstream medicine, talks with leading experts and shares the latest science and tools to have a happier and healthier life.
This season we’re talking mental health. We’ve become really concerned about the lack of translation of what science knows into what medicine does.