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The Foremost Authority on Drugs in the U.S. Just Smashed a Huge Misconception About Addiction

BUSINESS INSIDER (06/23) – If drug addiction is a disease like cancer or Alzheimer’s, how do you explain the seemingly amoral behavior — the lying, cheating, and hiding — that has come to be linked with so many addicts? The answer has less to do with morality and much more to do with physical changes in the brains of those who become addicted, as National Institute on Drug Abuse director Dr. Nora Volkow perfectly explains in a recent PBS episode of “The Open Mind,” on addiction. Read more

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