The Science of Addiction

The Science of Addiction

What is addiction? Why are some people predisposed to it and what happens in the brain when addiction takes hold? In this classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie break it all down for you and ponder the addiction-shattered brain.

Image: A heroin user in India, 1992. (© Jeffrey L. Rotman/Corbis)

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Topics in this Podcast: Addiction