What happens to the brain when opiates are introduced? Where does the euphoria come from and why does it become something else over time? While the focus on treatment is the individual, an understanding of the neurobiology of how opiates affect the brain can help us understand the behaviors and the rationales for treatment methods and goal setting.
Friday, November 10, 2017
About the Presenter
Jonathan C. Fellers, MD, FAPA received his Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Degree in Medicine from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his psychiatry residency at University of Virginia where he served as Chief Resident in 2013. He completed a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University and his postdoctoral fellowship at the MIRECC Portland VA Health Care System. Dr. Fellers is an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and is Co-Occurring Service Lead for MMC Department of Psychiatry, Director, Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment, MMC/MMP and Medical Director, Maine Tobacco Help Line.