Biology of Addiction - Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain

People with addiction lose control over their actions. They crave and seek out drugs, alcohol, or other substances no matter what the cost—even at the risk of damaging friendships, hurting family, or losing jobs. What is it about addiction that makes people behave in such destructive ways? And why is it so hard to quit?


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  • SourceUrl: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/oct2015/feature1
  • Syndication ID: 3663
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 03:06 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 12:02 AM

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