Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction.

  title={Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction.},
  author={Nora D. Volkow and George F. Koob and A. Thomas Mclellan},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={374 4},
This article reviews scientific advances in the prevention and treatment of substance-use disorder and related developments in public policy. In the past two decades, research has increasingly supported the view that addiction is a disease of the brain. Although the brain disease model of addiction has yielded effective preventive measures, treatment interventions, and public health policies to address substance-use disorders, the underlying concept of substance abuse as a brain disease… CONTINUE READING
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