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Jan. 15, 2020

Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain (The Science of Addiction)

Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain 
(The Science of Addiction)

Welcome to the Sober is Dope Podcast with your host, POP Buchanan. This episode is called “Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain.” In this episode, we will discuss the neurobiology of the brain, and the effects that addiction has in the brain. In short, Addictive drugs provide a shortcut to the brain's reward system by flooding the nucleus accumbens with dopamine. The hippocampus lays down memories of this rapid sense of satisfaction, and the amygdala creates a conditioned response to certain stimuli. For more information check out this link from Harvard Medical School https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/how-addiction-hijacks-the-brain Thank you to for Akua- Mind and Body for this vital information. https://youtu.be/y2idBc61XA8 The Addict Brain - The Science of Addiction https://youtu.be/y2idBc61XA8 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/soberisdope/message