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Essay | "The Addicted Brain" by Eric J. Nestler and Robert C. Malenka

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"The Addicted Brain" by Eric J. Nestler and Robert C. Malenka

Summary: Our understanding of drug use and addiction is greater now than it was in the past, but much is still unknown. In their article "The Addicted Brain," published in Scientific American, Eric J. Nestler and Robert C. Malenka discuss the intricacies of drug addiction and the obstacles associated with both quitting a drug addiction and finding a cure for it.

The Addicted Brain

By: Eric J. Nestler and Robert C. Malenka

Scientific American - February 09, 2004

Edwin F. Uruchima

Psychology SS-510 - Fall 2004

Dr. Richard S. Perrotto

December 8, 2004

The Addicted Brain

For a person who has never used drugs, it is hard for them to understand why someone would want to use drugs in the first place. A person who has used some type of drug will tell you that the high that you get while you are drugged is one of the best feelings in the world to them. For that moment that they are drugged, nothing else matters. They have no problems, no worries, and no responsibilities. It's only after the high wears off that reality comes and hits them hard.

Of course the more they use the drugs, the more they become dependant of it and the...

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