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How does addiction work in the brain?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine

In brief: Addiction

Certain substances will activate a center of the brain we have labeled the addiction center. This center of the brain is activated the behavior becomes reinforced to the point that it is difficult to suppress.
Drugs will do this as well as will certain foods such as carbohydrates and high calorie meals.

In brief: Addiction

Certain substances will activate a center of the brain we have labeled the addiction center. This center of the brain is activated the behavior becomes reinforced to the point that it is difficult to suppress.
Drugs will do this as well as will certain foods such as carbohydrates and high calorie meals.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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