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Biology of Addiction

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 10:57 AM

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Explore the following resources for information regarding addiction.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Learn more about alcohol’s chemical breakdown in the body.

Narconon London
Learn more about the Cycle of Addiction

WebMD: Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Brain
Discover more about addiction’s impact on the brain.

NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Drugs, Brains and Behavior: The Science of Addiction
Download the brochure: Drugs, Brains and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

The American Journal of Psychiatry
Learn more about the brain circuitry connected to addiction.

HBO Series on Addiction
Addiction and the Brain’s Pleasure Pathway: Beyond Willpower

Science Daily
Brain Circuitry Associated with Addictive, Depressive Behaviors Identified

Science Daily
Find out more about a new study on impulsivity and how it links in with addiction.

Science Daily
How do genetics play into alcohol dependence? A new study explains the potential connection.

Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah
The New Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain

Time Science
See the effects of addiction on the brain.

NPR – Addicts’ Brains May Be Wired at Birth for Less Self-Control
Is addiction a predetermination from birth? Find out more here.



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