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Health Sciences 1001A/B
Shauna Burke

HBOAddiction video What is addictionBrain issues psychological or biologicalUnderstanding relapse Addiction starts btw the ages of 13 to 25 It always starts at a very young age never at an older agePeople dont do drugs out of free will its like a reflexThe area of the brain that allows us to make free decision is not workingDrug addiction is the disease of the brainSome people are more vulnerable to drug abuse genetically and environment plays a key role as wellHigh risk envirnon parental supervision access to drugsDopamine is a neurotransmitter that controls behaviorDrug abuse hijacks the dopamine receptor and takes overThere is no reward part that is functioning naturallyThe research subject stole stuff so he can buy more of the drugDrug will release a huge dose of dopamineSome people do drugs to feel normal instead of being bored tired scared and so onCan we have a recovered person to actually enjoy the normal stuff in life Thats the question that researchers have to still find Understand relapseRelapse is when a sober person goes back into abusing the drugEven if people have been sober for years there is a strong chance o
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