NIDA says Addiction is Genetic

Surpisingly the NIDA says “addiction” is a genetic disease triggered by environmental factors. They had to be dragged kicking and screaming to this conclusion. It was pretty much established science by the time they allowed as how it might be true. You can read more here: Addiction is a Genetic Disease Let me quote a drug addict: I was a heavy user of hard drugs for a long time, and know many people in the situation. Having some sort of unpleasant past or fractured personality was an almost universal factor- long before most of these people ever started using drugs- physical detox fails because leaves underlying psychological factors intact (in many cases I don't think people can ever really be "cured" anyway). The war on drugs has made criminals people who are mostly either looking for relaxation/stress relief, or escaping some form of psychic torment. oh- Literally every female junkie I've met had either been raped or molested. from Is Addiction Real?
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Anon:

Trauma is the other component. The amygdala and the CB1 receptor play a part.

PTSD and the Endocannabinoid System

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