Chronic alcohol and drug use can lead to a cycle of addiction. This has serious implications for families and friends of the drug affected person, and the wider community. Our Addiction group investigates how drugs and alcohol change the brain’s structure, chemistry and function.
Genetic approaches combined with models of drug-seeking and relapse can help uncover neural pathways implicated in drug seeking behaviour. The latter aspect is critically important, as the defining feature of addiction is the chronic and relapsing nature of the disorder.
Whilst the Florey researches the neuroscience behind addiction we do not provide crisis support. Please follow the link below if in need.