The purpose of this one-hour virtual event is to provide education around substance use and addiction, as well as to create awareness of resources such as the All People All Pathways weekly group for faculty and staff.  This event will provide education as to the neural basis of addiction and how stress and trauma can render individuals more vulnerable to addiction, discuss trends in substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effectiveness of peer support. It will also highlight mental health resources and supports for faculty and staff.

During this session, Professor Kim Hellemans, Chair of Carleton’s Department of Neuroscience, will explore the topic of the Neuroscience of Addiction, as well as substance use during COVID-19. Rick Blute, member of the Board of Directors for the Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA), will discuss the effectiveness of peer support.

Mental Health Speaker Series

This session is part of the Healthy Workplace Mental Health Speaker Series 2020/2021. Find out more.