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Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Dependencies and its Treatment

Luvy Luvy


Any behavior can become addictive, while most addictive are those offering a quick reward coupled with a spike in brain dopamine levels. Gambling including Internet poker and sports betting, is some of the most common behavioral addictions. Drug dependence is a far-reaching issue which extends to society entire beyond the individual. While numerous drugs have addictive characteristics, the range of this evaluation is restricted to crack cocaine – how the body, particularly the mesolimbic dopamine system, is affected by alcohol impacts, biological alterations, and the importance of dopamine concentrations to addictive susceptibility.


Addiction, Addictive Behavior, Psychology, Psychological Changes, Substance Abuse, Substance Addiction

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