Addiction And The Brain – Part 2
Addiction (substance dependence) is a complex physical, emotional, and spiritual phenomenon. The brain is the primary target for substances of abuse and dependence. Understanding the structure and function of the brain is key to developing new therapies and medication. Katie McQueen, MD, is a nationally recognized expert in the field of addiction medicine. For this video, Dr. McQueen discusses the following: the role of dopamine and serotonin pathways, and how the emotionally and physically painful withdrawal process impacts decisions to seek treatment.