The Biology of Desire
29 January 2017
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.