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Lissette Ruiz
Lissette Ruiz Campaign leader

Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral…Read More

Neuroscience of need - Understanding the addicted mind - 2012 SPRING - Stanford Medicine Magazine - Stanford University School of Medicine

In this MRI of a brain (side view), the green, yellow and red areas indicate bundles of neurons involved in addiction. Red represents reward pathways; green and yellow signify habitual responses. In the past 10 or 15 years, there’s been a shift in thinking about addiction, to a new appreciation that it is, at its root, a maladaptive form of…Read More