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The Brain: A Terrible Thing to Waste – Part 1

How do we improve addiction treatment? In this video, Dr. Adam Biancini identifies three key scientific concepts for understanding addiction. He goes into extensive detail about how addiction affects the brain through homeostasis, neuroadaptation, and cellular memory.

Addiction inhibits the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which affects the pleasure center of the brain. This region becomes the dominating force driving the cravings to use drugs or alcohol repeatedly over a long period. When drugs are abused long term, it’s easy to build up tolerance for the drug and use it at higher doses.

Dr. Biancini discusses what goes on in the brain while addiction dominates the brain. He touches on how the spirit, soul and body are intertwined, while also playing a crucial role in the recovery process. Watch the video below and learn more about how addiction affects the brain.


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