Addiction not a character flaw issue: expert

Dr Phil Townshend Clinical Psychologist DARA
Addictions may be described as “ecological or environmental traps” resulting from the human brain’s reaction to products or activities, rather than a disease of individuals, says an addiction expert. Drug, alcohol, gambling and most other addictions hijack the dopamine or pleasure pathway of the brain, resulting in reward, pleasure or persistence, says Dr Phil Townshend,

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