Isolation impacts us all, but what happens when it’s compounded with managing an addiction? While routines are disrupted, we may find ourselves more vulnerable to falling into old habits – or developing new ones. In this session, neuroscientist and recovering addict, Dr. Judith Grisel (Bucknell), will help you understand the impact isolation has on addiction and what to do when you recognize yourself, a friend or loved one struggling. Then, using this knowledge, she will explore ways to be better prepared should we need to periodically isolate in the future. Judith Grisel, PhD, is an internationally recognized behavioral neuroscientist and a professor of psychology at Bucknell University with an expertise in pharmacology and genetics whose research focuses on determining root causes of drug addiction. A current focus of her laboratory is to understand the role of gender differences in different trajectories of alcohol abuse in men and women. Professor Grisel recently published Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction, a New York Times bestseller, NB Book of the Month, and Goodreads Choice 2019 Finalist. In addition to academic publications, she has published work in the popular press, was an invited presenter at the Gordon Research Conference, and has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air.