Understanding Addiction…

The disease of chemical dependency can be traced to neural pathways in the brain predating a diagnosis of addiction. A genetic predisposition alone is not enough to predict addiction. Typically, psychological and social influences drive the person to use the addicting substances, and the combination of genetic predisposition and these influences triggers the disease. Link... Continue Reading →

Understanding Addictions…

It may be difficult to understand why and how people become addicted to drugs and other substances as there are many misconceptions about how addictions work. For instance, one could mistakenly believe that individuals who become addicted to substances lack moral principles or willpower and may well simply abstain from addictions by choosing not to. In reality, addiction is... Continue Reading →

The Science of Addiction…

Discoveries about the brain have revolutionized our understanding of compulsive drug use, enabling us to respond effectively to the problem as it can affect both the brain and behaviour. This paper attempts to provide scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have... Continue Reading →

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