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Hot wired for addiction

Hot wired for addiction : “Who’d have thought that this group of 22 atoms – eight carbon, eleven hydrogens, one nitrogen and two oxygens atoms (C8H11NO2) – could play such a significant role in our lives?”

The dopamine reward system which we have carried around and which doesn’t seem to have evolved…and it can be our worst enemy because it can turn us into addicts. At last, an article which brings help in understanding how addictive behaviour work. Once we understand the mechanism , we are well into fixing the problem of addiction. Addicts can be addicted to anything. The behaviour is very destructive and very basic and hard to beat. To read this , is to gain insight. Addiction can have such a destructive impact on individuals and people connected to them. We need a deeper understanding so we can get the intellectual distance which will give us the capacity to deal with the behaviours without being emotionally absorbed and diverted by it.



Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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