The Biology of Desire


The National Institute of Drug Abuse states addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. But what if addiction wasn’t actually a disease? What if addiction was identified as a developmental issue? And, it happens through a series of trials, through repeated exposure and actions. Sovereign Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ash Bhatt and neuroscientist Dr. Marc Lewis compare whether or not addiction can be described as a brain disease or a behavioral problem.

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