Wantagh residents and other Long Islanders gathered for the second annual Battle of the Bands event last Thursday to promote heart health and honor five young professionals in the surrounding area.
A golden-lab mix zooms into the kitchen, jumps into Jamie Axelrod’s lap and leaves a streak of slobber on her cheek. Alfredo, the energetic, 21-pound puppy, is excited to see one of his owners after a long day.
Dunkin, a bearded-collie mix rescue is nearby, barking in jealousy of the 10-week-old puppy getting all of the attention. Audrey Axelrod is preparing dinner and making sure her children are doing their homework. Alfredo is given treats for listening to a command and lies down in the living room to take a nap. It’s just another ordinary day for Alfredo. But his life? Well, that’s far from ordinary.
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The drug addicts’ brain scans that Dr. Stephen Dewey takes appear in psychedelic shades of red, yellow, green and blue, each indicating a level of brain activity — or inactivity. Red means excited. Blue is dormant.
Dewey is the laboratory director for behavioral and molecular neuro-imaging at the North Shore-LIJ Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. In that capacity, he’s put hundreds of addicts’ brains to the test — the positron emission tomography test, that is — seeking to understand precisely what happens to the mind when a pot smoker lights up or a heroin junkie shoots up.
And, he has found, it isn’t pretty.