Understanding Alcoholics Anonymous

Keith Humphries
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 5:30pm

Department of Anthropology
Main Quad - Building 50
Room 51A (Colloquium Room)


Keith Humphries MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford, will talk to us about addiction and about how and why Alcoholics Anonymous actually works. Humphreys' research focuses on the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders, and, on the extent to which subjects in medical research differ from patients seen in everyday clinical practice. He’s been extensively involved in the formation of federal policy on addiction. Here is his website: http://healthpolicy.stanford.edu/people/keith_humphreys