Science of addiction

Can’t vouch for the scientific accuracy of this, but a very well thought out and presented article on the science of addiction, showing in very simplistic terms and diagrams some of the main beliefs about addiction and how it works in the human brain.

Dr Urban D’Souza, School of Medicine, University Malaysia Sabah

“You are unable to stop when you want to, despite being aware of the adverse consequences. It permeates your life; you spend more time satisfying – Dr Nora Volkow

Addiction is the repeated or continued use of any mood altering drug/substance or also a behaviour that involves adverse dependence. It may be due to neurological problems or may be neurological impairment leading to such behaviour. Addiction may include nicotine, alcohol, drugs, exercise, sex, gambling or also internet usage!”

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