How addiction works:

Internal and external stimuli (life) cause changes in the limbic system (emotions) while down regulation from active use of substances impacts survival functions (withdrawal & desperation) and dampens signals to the prefrontal cortex (addictive behaviors) so the cycle of trigger, motivation, behavior, short term reward is reinforced and problem solving and resilience are diminished (chronic relapse).

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