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Rachel Wurzman

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Dr. Rachel Wurzman on the Neuroscience of Social Health - Zarrow Mental Health Symposium Session

Mental Health Download: Exploring Mental Illness, Suicide, Homelessness and Incarceration

"What we have, because brains wire in response to what happens between us - between me and another person, between me and my community, between me and my place of work - the locus of the dysfunction is not necessarily only in our brain. It may not even be mainly in our brain it's between us. And when we can heal what's sick between us, then the brain actually has a chance to use the biological things we're giving it. And the psychological tools that we're giving it to actually change. The implications of a bio-psycho-social disease is, if you are only treating the biological and psychological, then the unmet social, relational needs are like a weight or like an anchor and the boat can't move. We can't move to better waters because we're being weighed down. The system is constantly encountering more and more challenges to it." On today’s episode, we interview Dr. Rachel Wurzman. Dr. Wurzman will be a keynote at this year’s virtual Zarrow Mental Health Symposium. She is the Director of Science for SeekHealing, a non-profit that is providing social connection-based interventions to make individuals and communities more resilient to opioid addiction and overdoses. Her ongoing research addresses the neuroscience of social health and how the biopsychosocial spectrum has for addiction treatment and policy.  The theme for this year’s Symposium is Cultivating Community Connections and is coming up September 29 - October 1. You can register to attend the event at www.zarrowsymposium.org We’d like to thank two of our Sponsors -  the Maxine and Jack Zarrow Foundation and the George Kaiser Family Foundation - for their ongoing support of the Zarrow Mental Health Symposium. 

30mins

13 Sep 2021

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S1EP10 - Isolation, Substance Use and Community Recovery with Dr. Rachel Wurzman

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In this episode of SHARE, Kabir speaks with Dr. Rachel Wurzman, the Extra Care Program Manager & Director of Science at Seek Healing. Dr. Wurzman outlines how isolation and shame impact substance use, and details the innovative peer and community recovery that Seek Healing offers.  If you or a loved one needs help with addiction, call AMATUS today at 855-80-SOBER, or visit us online at www.Amatusrecoverycenters.com Find more SHARE episodes on https://www.amatusrecoverycenters.com/share/ Watch this episode on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SHAREamatus Follow Amatus Health on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amatushealth Follow Amatus Health on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmatusHealth Follow Amatus Health on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amatushealth Follow Amatus Recovery Centers on the web: https://www.amatusrecoverycenters.com Follow Amatus Health on the web: https://amatushealth.com

33mins

10 Mar 2021

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l. Rachel Wurzman - Brain-Based Healing from the Sickness of Separation

The Time of the Black Jaguar

The brain’s systems that malfunction in addiction originally evolved to motivate us to socialize and bond deeply with other humans. When we can’t access that connection — whether due to shame from trauma or COVID-19 — we experience pain. That pain motivates us to bond to whatever anesthetizes or distracts us. From chemical substances to stress-baking to excessive porn consumption, people are becoming acutely aware of their substitute bonds to rewarding substances and behaviors. In this talk, Dr. Wurzman explains why returns to use, overdoses, and suicides are skyrocketing — and what we can do to help each other heal. This presentation was part of the "We Are the Medicine" Festival, hosted online June 12-14, 2020.

55mins

9 Sep 2020

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i. Disconnected Brains: How isolation fuels opioid addiction | Rachel Wurzman | TEDxMidAtlantic

The Time of the Black Jaguar

Addiction to opioids is now officially a national emergency. But why are addiction rates spiking and what can we do about it? Neuroscientist Rachel Wurzman shares new research about how the brain reacts to opioids, replacing the sense of community and belonging human beings are losing. We are beginning to understand that solving the opioid epidemic will require us to focus on social factors surrounding those addicted. Dr. Rachel Wurzman is a Fellow with the Center for Neuroscience and Society, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neurology with the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation at the University of Pennsylvania.

18mins

9 Sep 2020

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어떻게 고독이 아편 중독을 부추기는가 | 레이첼 워즈맨(Rachel Wurzman)

TEDTalks 건강

투렛 증후군, 헤로인 중독, 그리고 SNS 중독의 공통점은 뭘까? 셋 모두 우리 뇌 속에 선조체라는 부위와 관련되어 있다고 뇌과학자 레이첼 워즈맨은 말합니다. 이 중요한 말견은 아편위기에 대해서 새로운 깨달음을 시사합니다. 연구를 통한 그녀의 통찰로, 워즈맨은 사회적 고립이 어떻게 중독의 재발과 약물의 과다복용에 영향을 미치는지 보여줍니다. 또한, 사람들 사이의 연결고리가 재활에 얼마나 큰 힘을 갖는지 시사합니다.

18mins

29 Oct 2018

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Como o isolamento alimenta o vício em opioides | Rachel Wurzman

TEDTalks Saúde

O que a síndrome de Tourette, o vício em heroína e a obsessão pela mídia social têm em comum? Eles convergem em uma área do cérebro chamada corpo estriado, diz a neurocientista Rachel Wurzman - e essa descoberta crítica pode reformular nossa compreensão da crise dos opioides. Compartilhando ideias de sua pesquisa, Wurzman mostra como o isolamento social contribui para as taxas de recaída e overdose, e revela como a conexão humana significativa pode oferecer uma fonte potencialmente poderosa de recuperação.

18mins

29 Oct 2018

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How isolation fuels opioid addiction | Rachel Wurzman

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What do Tourette syndrome, heroin addiction and social media obsession all have in common? They converge in an area of the brain called the striatum, says neuroscientist Rachel Wurzman -- and this critical discovery could reshape our understanding of the opioid crisis. Sharing insights from her research, Wurzman shows how social isolation contributes to relapse and overdose rates and reveals how meaningful human connection could offer a potentially powerful source of recovery.

18mins

29 Oct 2018

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En quoi l'isolement nourrit les dépendances pour les opiacés | Rachel Wurzman

TEDTalks Santé

Qu'ont en commun le syndrome de la Tourette, la dépendance à l'héroïne et l'obsession pour les média sociaux ? Ils convergent tous trois dans une zone du cerveau appelée striatum, nous explique la neuroscientifique Rachel Wurzman. Cette découverte cruciale est à même de reformuler notre compréhension de la crise des opiacés. Rachel Wurzman partage avec nous ce que ses recherches lui ont appris. Elle nous démontre que l'isolement contribue dans les rechutes et les taux d'overdoses et combien des relations humaines fortes offrent un fort potentiel de guérison.

18mins

29 Oct 2018

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Cómo el aislamiento estimula la adicción a los opioides | Rachel Wurzman

TEDTalks Salud

¿Qué tienen en común el síndrome de Tourette, la adicción a la heroína y la obsesión con las redes sociales? Todas convergen en un área del cerebro llamada el cuerpo estriado, dice la neurocientífica Rachel Wurzman. Y este descubrimiento crítico podría cambiar nuestra perspectiva sobre la crisis de opioides. Al compartir detalles de su investigación, Wurzman muestra como el aislamiento social influye en las tasas de recaídas y las sobredosis y revela como la conexión humana podría ser una fuente de recuperación potencialmente poderosa.

18mins

29 Oct 2018