Addiction and the Human Brain Essay
Americans nearly half a trillion dollars a year. In addition, 100,000 people lose their lives every year due to the illicit use of drugs (Volkow, 2010).
Chronic, relapsing, compulsive, urge, and impulse are just a few of the words used to describe the “brain disease” commonly known as addiction (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2011). Addiction knows no boundaries and affects male and female at every age and socio-economic level. Babies, adolescents, adults, and parents are all negatively affected by