Virginia Berridge on the concepts of addiction and dependence across different drug types
Posted on 03-12-2014

The concepts of addiction, addict and dependence are explored as they relate to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Professor Virginia Berridge

Professor of History

Location: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Virginia Berridge is Professor of History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She is Director of the Centre for History in Public Health, a group of historians working on twentieth century health policy. The Centre is funded by awards from the Wellcome Trust. Her research interests range from smoking,…

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Welcome to Lifeline and FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs). This project has been shaped by the wealth of experience, openness, and knowledge of the contributors. You are invited to comment on the clips, which are supported by footnotes to which you can add. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.

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