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Thursday, February 20 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Addictions-Understanding and Treatment Series

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Addictions
Before diving into addictions, this keynote takes attendees into the experience of psychoactive
drugs with some very cool simulations! Current information about substance addictions (e.g.,
hallucinogens, stimulants, and depressants) and a brief look at behavioural addictions is reviewed
before forging into the reality of the opioid and addiction crisis. Lastly, what can teachers do to
help?
Questions This Keynote Address Will Answer:
 What is it like to use psychoactive drugs?
 What distinguishes them from each other?
 What are the behavioural addictions?
 How bad is the addictions crisis?
 What can teachers do?

Speakers
avatar for Dr Kevin Alderson

Dr Kevin Alderson

Dr. Kevin Alderson, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus of Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary.He has been a counsellor for 40 years and a registered psychologist since 1986. He is currently Presidentof the College of Alberta Psychologists, the regulatory body for psychological... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
GW Harris Performance Gym
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