Drug addiction finds its own niche.


The evolutionary framework suggested by Müller & Schumann (M&S) can be extended further by considering drug-taking in terms of Niche Construction Theory (NCT). It is suggested here that genetic and environmental components of addiction are modified by cultural acceptance of the advantages of non-addicted drug taking and the legitimate supply of performance-enhancing drugs. This may then reduce the prevalence of addiction.

DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X11000781

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@article{Reid2011DrugAF, title={Drug addiction finds its own niche.}, author={Alastair King Miles Reid}, journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences}, year={2011}, volume={34 6}, pages={321-2} }