What is Addiction?

This week Reactions is taking a look at addiction science. What’s going on brain chemistry that can cause addiction? It’s a sinister condition that affects millions of Americans: addiction. Whether it’s alcohol, drugs, food or gambling, it can ruin lives. In support of National Recovery Month, which calls attention to substance abuse issues and treatment services, Reactions takes a look at the chemistry behind addiction.

If you or someone you know wants to get help, go to http://recoverymonth.gov to find resources.

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Executive Producer: Adam Dylewski

Writer: Doug Dollemore

Narrator/Script Editor: Noel Waghorn

Video Producer: Sean Parsons

Scientific consultants:
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.
Abigail Marsh, Ph.D.
Ryan Davison, Ph.D.

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