The Pathology of Addiction

When Dr. Holloway sent us this video, we were intrigued with the content and presentation style.  It’s author, Janis Dougherty, who is a medical illustrator, explains the basics of addiction in an easy to understand animated format…

Regardless of the substance – whether it is food, drugs, alcohol, or habitual behaviors, the process is the same.

At a very basic level, our brains seek pleasure and that is a normal process that helps us survive, but when levels of Serotonin and Dopamine are not in balance, it can be a problem. The video was based on the book The Craving Brain by Ronald A. Ruden, M.D., Ph.D. who offers a radical but sensible approach to addiction recovery that is not dependent on will power.

By |January 5th, 2013|Addiction, Brain Activity, Multimedia|