Can drug addiction be cured or prevented?

Addiction is a disorder of the brain’s reward system which arises through transcriptional and geneticist mechanisms and occurs over time from chronically high levels of exposure to an addictive stimulus (e.g., morphine, cocaine, sexual intercourse, gambling, etc.).Protein FosB, a gene transcription factor, is a critical component and common factor in the development of virtually all …

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Addiction And Personality Disorder

Substance abuse and dependence (alcoholism, drug addiction) is only one form of recurrent and self-defeating pattern of misconduct. People are addicted to all kinds of things: gambling, shopping, the Internet, reckless and life-endangering pursuits. Adrenaline junkies abound. The connection between chronic anxiety, pathological narcissism, depression, obsessive-compulsive traits and alcoholism and drug abuse is well established …

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