Along with physiology and psychology, chemistry plays an important role in addiction beyond the obvious “cooking” made popular in the TV series Breaking Bad. Small molecular species, neurotransmitters, are the chemical messengers of neuronal synaptic transmission. These natural processes can be diverted or disrupted by exogenous agents such as ethanol, nicotine, cocaine, methamphetamine, or heroin leading initially to a pleasurable feeling but ultimately to a dependency. This presentation will review basic steps of neuronal action but focus on the chemistry that leads to neuronal modification and addiction. Register!
Chemistry of Addiction – FREE ACS webinar to feature Dr. Anthony Rappe on Nov. 12th
Posted: November 3rd, 2015