: Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave.
Many communities around the world are currently
battling an opioid epidemic. Understanding the science behind
addictions is one way to help you and your community mitigate
harm. This talk will introduce biological and pharmacological
concepts that are relevant to understanding addiction
behaviour. Heroin and fentanyl will be highlighted in order to increase
public awareness about the biology and psychology behind
overdoses and prolonged cycles of substance abuse.
These FREE presentations are co-sponsored by Capilano University in partnership with North Vancouver District Public Library, North Vancouver City Library, West Vancouver Memorial Library, Burnaby Public Library, and Gibsons & District Public Library.
This event is free, but space is limited. Register online, in person at any Burnaby Public Branch, or by calling 604.436.5400.
Dr. Deyar Asmaro (Honours BA, MA, PhD) is a psychology instructor at Capilano University, Langara College,
Douglas College and Kwantlen University. He completed his PhD
at Simon Fraser University and studied the neuroscience
of addiction behaviour while working in the Laboratory
for Affective and Developmental Neuroscience. He was awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship through the
Canadian Institutes of Health research in 2011 for his research
on addictions and has published a number of scientific
papers that pertain to the topic.