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The Disease of Addiction, Explained

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The New England Journal of Medicine published an excellent review article explaining the neuroscience of addiction in their January 28, 2016 issue. It was written by three heavy-hitters in the addiction field: Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of NIDA, Dr. George Koob, the director of NIAAA; and Dr. Thomas McLellan, founder of the Treatment Research Institute.

This article should lay to rest any debate about whether addiction is a disease of the brain.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMra1511480