What is addiction? Why are some people predisposed to it and what happens in the brain when addiction takes hold? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie break it all down for you and ponder the addiction-shattered brain.
The Science of Addiction
Image: A heroin user in India, 1992. (© Jeffrey L. Rotman/Corbis)
The Future of Addiction
Brain Hacking 101: New Habits for a New Year
What drugs are astronauts on?
The Shaman and the Scientist: Hallucination
The Shaman and the Scientist: My Egoic Mind
Did Ebenezer Scrooge take a mountain of DMT?
Dock Ellis' 1970 LSD No-hitter
Ergotism: How an Entire Town Becomes a Psychedelic Nightmare