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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Steven D. LaRowe, PhD


        Steven D. LaRowe, PhD


Dr. Steve LaRowe is a staff psychologist at the Substance Abuse Treatment Center in the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC and an assistant professor at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.  Dr. LaRowe completed his undergraduate studies at Michigan State Univeristy, his graduate studies in clinical psychology at Florida State University, and completed his post-doctoral training in addictions here at MUSC.  In addition to his full-time clinical position at the VA, he continues to collaborate on several research projects both at the VA and here at the Medical University. 

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:
       1.  Generally describe the brain circuitry involved in survival behaviors and addiction.
2.  Describe how neuroadaptations affect motivation to acquire drugs and alcohol within the late stages of addiction.
3.  Describe behaviors that are observed in individuals within the late stages of addiction.

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