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"How a Habit Becomes an Addiction"

16 January, 2015 in Neuroscience News

A comprehensive review in the European Journal of Neuroscience, where Barry Everitt outlines the neural correlates and learning-based processes associated with the transition from drug use, to abuse, to addiction.

 

  Neural and psychological mechanisms underlying compulsive drug seeking habits and drug memories – indications for novel treatments of addiction
Everitt B J
European Journal of Neuroscience, Volume 40, Issue 1, pages 2163–2182, July 2014
16 June 2014

Research suggests that only 20–30% of drug users actually descend into addiction — defined as the persistent seeking and taking of drugs even in the face of dire personal consequences. In a comprehensive review in the European Journal of Neuroscience, Barry Everitt outlines the neural correlates and learning-based processes associated with the transition from drug use, to abuse, to addiction.

APS Observations published an article reporting Prof. Everitt fundings and outlined the importance of his study.

Please, click here to access the full article in the European Journal of Neuroscience.

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