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Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. Despite the involvement of a number of psychosocial factors, a biological process – one which is induced by repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus – is the core pathology that drives the development and maintenance of an addiction. The two properties that characterize all addictive stimuli are that they are reinforcing (i.e., they increase the likelihood that a person will seek repeated exposure to them) and intrinsically rewarding (i.e., they are perceived as being inherently positive, desirable, and pleasurable).

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This dance is a completely new perspective looking at the evils of drug addictions, but it applies to any addiction.

Contributed by Megan Styborski


so many lives are being taken because of drugs. it's so sad.

Contributed by Desire Nicole

Please. if you think you might be an addict get help. Life is amazing with out drugs.

Contributed by Dianne Estevez

addiction is hard to overcome... but it is possible with help.

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This is nice summery of how addictions work in may cases; very interesting . Take a Look and Enjoy... very well known youtube video if you haven't seen it yet

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