Social Cognitive and Addiction Neuroscience Lab (SCANlab)

February 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Roberto Cofresí, featured in Vox Magazine article discussing substance use disorder and its depiction in HBO's 'Euphoria'

The article features experts on the science of addiction, MU Professor Dr. Kenneth Sher and SCANlab postdoctoral fellow Dr. Roberto Cofresi, who weigh in on how HBO’s ‘Euphoria’ depicts addiction.

Dr. Cofresi explains that understanding addiction and withdrawal comes from acknowledging how it is grounded in biology and our bodies. He hopes that media portrayals of addiction will get people talking and inspire those suffering from substance use disorders to get help.

“I’ve seen treatment of a variety of kinds, psychological realm, group therapy and individual therapy, help people improve their lives and functioning so they can experience whatever beautiful tragic thing is the human experience,” Cofresí says.

Click here for the full Vox Magazine article

The article was also featured in the Missouri Center for Addiction Research and Engagement (click to read the article in MO-CARE)