Dr. Koob is an internationally-recognized expert on alcohol and stress, and the neurobiology of alcohol and drug addiction. He is the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), where he provides leadership in the national effort to reduce the public health burden associated with alcohol misuse.
This is a recording of a talk he gave at the International Conference of Secular AA, which was held online on December 5, 2020. Dr. Koob was introduced by Gregg O., the Host City Chair for the next conference to take place in Bethesda, Maryland in October 2021.
You can learn more about Dr. Koob at the NIAA website: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/about-niaaa/directors-page