Current and emerging treatments for drug addiction – public lecture

Professor Andrew Lawrence discusses current addiction treatments and his search for new therapies

Professor Andrew Lawrence heads the Florey’s addiction neuroscience laboratory.

In his recent public lecture he walks us through the long history of human use of psychoactive substances, the biology underlying addiction and explains why it so hard for addicts to stop using.

Andrew then lays out an exciting new treatment option that will be trialled by the Florey in conjunction with St Vincent’s Hospital.

If you would like to catch up on any of our previous public lectures you can view them at our Youtube channel.