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Archive for January 22, 2015

Belief’s effect on biochemistry in cases of addiction

belief and addiction

Ever wonder what makes people susceptible to addiction?┬áThink about it, some people can stop addictive painkillers without a problem and others, well others are not so lucky. So the big question is are there more than biophysical factors at play in addiction? A new study shows that cognitive beliefs play a significant role in a person’s neurological response to an addictive substance and that belief can diminish the neurological effects of an addictive drug.

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