Science Of Games And Living Better, Training Students To Screen For Drug And Alcohol Issues

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As binge drinking and heroin use continue to create public health issues in Wisconsin, UW-Madison will begin teaching healthcare students to screen for drug or alcohol issues early on. Our guest explains how the new program will help, and how it works. We also talk to a game designer about using the science behind video games to live better lives.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Jane McGonigal Guest
  • Dr. Richard Brown Guest