Gustavus Adolphus College: Nobel Conference

Nobel conference

Nobel Conference: Exploring the Science and Experience of an Equal Opportunity Condition

Who: Gustavus Adolphus College
Date: October 6 & 7

“Addiction permeates our society. With the scourge of methamphetamine, increasing use of heroin, and the ubiquity of alcohol, addiction is an “equal opportunity condition.” The substances and behaviors to which people become addicted continue to grow as well, with investigations into the possibilities of addictions to food, the Internet, and sex. But what does it mean to be addicted? Is it a brain condition? A psychological and sociological problem? What are the treatment options available? How do the various understandings of addiction influence public policy decisions?”

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