Why Addiction Occurs

Click here to download the PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation given by Dr. Ted Bowlus


  1. You will understand the “Start-up Factors” of opioid addiction.
  2. You will understand the neurobiology of the “Reward System” in the addicted brain.
  3. You will know how to recognize the physical symptoms of acute narcotic addiction and withdrawal.
  4. You will understand the brain’s response to narcotic use causing behavioral changes.
  5. You will understand how with proper treatment there can be successful addiction recovery.