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The Purpose in Chronic Addiction.

Abstract:

I argue that addiction is not a chronic, relapsing, neurobiological disease characterized by compulsive use of drugs or alcohol. Large-scale national survey data demonstrate that rates of substance dependence peak in adolescence and early adulthood and then decline steeply; addicts tend to "mature out" in their late twenties or early thirties. The exceptions are addicts who suffer from additional psychiatric disorders. I hypothesize that this difference in patterns of use and relapse between ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy NonPostholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
AJOB neuroscience
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Pages:
40-49
Publication date:
2012-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2150-7759
ISSN:
2150-7740
URN:
uuid:fcf21cbb-8873-4afc-9ed3-f38aa6330cd1
Source identifiers:
312232
Local pid:
pubs:312232

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