The University of Houston-Victoria will host a Victoria Ethics Alliance presentation titled “The Ethics of Addiction” on Monday, Aug. 6. The even will be held in the UHV Multi Purpose Room from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Sandy Venneman, UHV associate professor of psychology and biology, will be the presenter for this event. She will discuss the nature and nurture of drug dependency from a physiological perspective. Attendees will learn the major brain areas responsible for reward, punishment, and self-control, neurotransmitters involved in stimulant dependency and brain changes associated with several common chemical dependencies.
Venneman will also examine the ethical issues that are associated with chemical dependence, such as the perceptions of dependency and their impact on treatment.
Local members of the health care profession—including nurses, social workers and psychologists—will find this presentation helpful; however, this presentation is open anyone who is interested in learning more about the biological and ethical issues of addiction.
A light lunch will be provided by the UHV Office of Professional Development. While the presentation and lunch is free, attendees can receive continuing education credits for their participation for only $15.
Those interested in attending the presentation can reserve a seat by calling Joe Crisp at (361) 788-0661. For more information on this presentation or other UHV continuing education programs, please call Kori Wilson at the Office of Training and Continuing Education at (361) 570-4366.