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Islander
11-07-11, 02:08 PM
10/31/11
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Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, has studied the neural pathways of addiction and believes that we've got to protect our brains.
Much of her research and advocacy is focused upon shattering current myths surrounding drug addiction such as:


Marijuana is not addictive
Prescription medications are always safe (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/19/dr-drew-prescription-drug-abuse-teenagers_n_1020196.html)
You can control your addiction

This cluster of myths can be investigated by focusing on how the brain creates and responds to dopamine.

Read more, watch the video: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/31/new-brain-research-helps-explain-addiction_n_1067837.html?ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=110711&utm_medium=email&utm_content=NewsEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief

Reesacat
11-07-11, 02:27 PM
That was a good 1 minute or so video. Those 3 myths are very dangerous...the marijuana that is grown today is much more powerful than that in the 60's.
Nutrition therapy can help addictions — Vitamin C and amino acid therapy (Julia Ross has so much information in her book The Mood Cure.