adult addictions

The Neuroscience of Addiction: Unravelling The Brain’s Reward System

The Neuroscience of Addiction: Unravelling The Brain’s Reward System Addiction is a complex phenomenon that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterised by compulsive drug-seeking behaviour, even in the face of negative consequences (Nesler et al., 2005). According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and […]

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Understanding the link between Childhood Trauma and Adult Addictions

Understanding the link between Childhood Trauma and Adult Addictions Childhood trauma can be defined as serious Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in which children experience a range of experiences that classify as psychological trauma including neglect, abandonment, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse (Lupien et al., 2009). It is widely embedded in psychological literature that

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