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BYU study shows how addiction tricks brain

More proof that addiction is an illness, not a choice.

Exactly how the brain is tricked into addiction through substance abuse has been found by researchers at Brigham Young University and at the University of Toronto in Canada.

The breakthrough findings to be published online Friday in the prestigious journal Science show that the protein in the brain that controls the release of pleasure biochemicals induced by opiates in painkillers such as alcohol, heroin and prescription drugs like OxyContin switches the brain into an addictive state.……….READ MORE AT: Deseret News | BYU study shows how addiction tricks brain.

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