Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
The Science of Choice in Addiction
September 30, 2013

It's understood that recovered addicts eschew substances for fear that even a small amount could set off an irresistible craving for more. Indeed, this has been conventional wisdom in research circles for at least the past two decades. Many of Hart’s colleagues who teach this support their claim with brain scans showing the addicts’ reward pathways ablaze with neural activation. Butstudies going back to the 1960’s show that many people addicted to all kinds of drugs— nicotine, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines— can stop or modify their use in response to rewards or sanctions.

 

Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/09/the-science-of-choice-in-addiction/280080/

 

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