The Biology of Addiction, Tuesday July 17

June 21, 2018

The Biology of Addiction
Tuesday July 17 | 7 PM

Portsmouth Public Library
And don’t miss Ask a Person in Recovery Anything, Thursday July 19 at 7 PM!

On Tuesday, July 17, join us at the library for The Biology of Addiction with Vanessa Levin, MCP. Vanessa will discuss the latest scientific understanding of addiction and substance use, as well as treatment, with a Q & A to follow. Open to all!

And don’t miss our companion program on Thursday of the same week: Ask A Person in Recovery Anything. Join our diverse group of panelists to ask anything of folks in recovery from substance use! No topic is off limits. The Seacoast community will have an opportunity to engage in a respectful, moderated conversation with their neighbors in recovery. Panelists will speak from personal experience and answer questions about recovery, identity, stigma, family, discrimination, advocacy and health. They will represent a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and models for recovery.

Vanessa Levin is a Master's Level Counseling Psychologist with Addiction Recovery Services in Portsmouth. She has been in the health and human services for over 15 years. She specializes in Addictions, Grief and Loss, Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Depression. Beyond Counseling, Vanessa has continued a successful career in teaching yoga, barre, Pilates, meditation, and personal training. She also maintains a therapeutic massage practice for pre and post op surgeries, cancer treatment, grief/loss, body dysmorphia, and athletic conditioning. John Iudice, director of Addiction Recovery Services, will also be present.

This program is cosponsored by Addiction Recovery Services. Addiction Recovery Services is an intensive outpatient program in Portsmouth and Salem NH that provides group therapy, medication consultation, family education and case management to people with substance use disorders. They support multiple pathways to recovery. For more information go to

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