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A New Scientific American eBook, Understanding Addiction, Examines the Multifaceted Issue of Substance Abuse

Many former substance abusers or addicts will likely tell you that beating their addiction was the hardest thing they’ve ever done. With more research pointing to the genetic underpinnings of diseases such as alcoholism, and with more treatments aimed at the physiology—rather than psychology—of addiction, the road to sobriety could someday be less frustrating...

September 17, 2013 — The Editors
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