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Chicago Chapter: New pharmacological treatments for addiction

03/10/08     Chicago, IL

Chicago's Dr. Martin Paisner says he can never guess which alcoholics and drug addicts are going to be able to maintain sobriety once he gets them through detox. That's what keeps him motivated in his work as an addiction specialist.

Paisner spoke to journalists and students who attended an informative after-work event hosted by the Chicago chapter of AHCJ on March 10. Dr. Andrea King of the University of Chicago talked about her research on nicotine addiction.

The event, held at Columbia College, began with refreshments and a short social time. Maureen McKinney helped organize the event.

This event was held by the Chicago chapter of AHCJ.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Andrea King is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, and the director of the Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. King has numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health to study young adult binge drinkers, alcohol-smoking interactions and treatment for nicotine dependence.
  • Dr. Martin Paisner is a Chicago-based psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and addiction specialist.

When: Monday, March 10, 6 p.m.

Where: Columbia College, 33 E. Congress, Chicago (northwest corner of Congress and Wabash).

Thanks to Maureen McKinney for organizing the event and to the Columbia College Journalism Department for providing the space.