It’s proven that addiction is not a character defect

What will AA do now that it’s proven that addiction is not a character defect?

Addiction hijacks the brain’s neural pathways.

Scientists are challenging the view that it’s a moral failing and researching treatments that could offer an exit from the cycle of desire, bingeing, and withdrawal that traps tens of millions of people.

 addiction is not a character defectThis is an incredible read from National Geographic magazine!

 

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction
We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.

This story appears in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine.