Emerging from Neuroscience on How People Become Addicted and What to Do about It

Littrell, J. (2010). Perspectives emerging from neuroscience on why people become addicted and what to do about it. This paper reviews the new ideas emerging from neuroscience regarding the question of why some people are compelled to use drugs. During the process of drug exposure, the brain's motivational system is changed in ways that co-opts the… CONTINUE READING