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Watch now: Lab-to-Table Conversation: Beyond Addiction: Therapeutic Developments and Societal Impact

In the United States, around 40 million people have substance problems—more individuals than have cancer, diabetes or heart problems. Although substance use disorders are treatable, many people don’t receive the help they need. Stigma, a lack of drug development progress and insufficiently trained medical professionals all hinder individuals with addiction from getting proper treatment.

What is the neuroscience of addiction, and what is its impact on individuals, families and communities? What is the current state of therapeutics for substance use disorders?

Join Kristine Yoon, a pharmacology graduate student, and an expert panel to explore these questions and more during the next Lab-to-Table Conversation from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences. The virtual event will be on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 11:30 a.m. CT and will feature the following panelists: