7/17/2014, Most of Us Still Don’t Get It: Addiction Is a Learning Disorder

By Maia Szalavitz

http://www.substance.com/most-of-us-still-dont-get-it-addiction-is-a-learning-disorder/9176/

In fact, despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent on neuroimaging research, we still don’t have a scan that can reliably separate addicted people from casual drug users or accurately predict relapse…

This is why simple exposure to a drug cannot cause addiction: The exposure must occur in a context where the person finds the experience pleasant and/or useful and must be deliberately repeated until the brain shifts its processing of the experience from deliberate and intentional to automatic and habitual…

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