EU Windows on the World 2018.04.13 - Dr. Margaret Kim Peterson

Dr. Margaret Kim Peters, Professor of Theology, Eastern University. "Being Smart Around Substances: Addiction, Harm Reduction, and Living Life to the Fullest" We all know people whose lives have been damaged by the addictive use of psychoactive substances. Sometimes we are those people. How can we understand the function that addiction plays in our own lives and the lives of those we love? What steps can we take to reduce the harms associated with addictive substance abuse? And how can we find ways to manage pain which open a pathway to a fuller experience of life's pleasures?