Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A holistic look at addiction

What roles do biology, politics, society, culture and history play in addiction? A project within Emory's Science and Society program is exploring creative ways to address addiction and depression in college students, by integrating academics and public programs.

"For instance, instead of just telling students not to smoke, we decided to engage them in learning the history of smoking, the biology of it, and the history of how it affects communities," explains Arri Eisen, senior lecturer in biology and director of the Science and Society program.

The project was featured in the Jan-Feb issue of the Journal of American College Health.

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