Neuroscience research during the last twenty years has fundamentally changed our understanding of addiction. These new insights have elucidated many of the neurobiological changes that occur in the brain after long term drug use. It's is now thought that these changes that are fundamental and long lasting are much of the underpinnings of the disease of addiction.
Timothy P. Condon, Ph.D.
Visiting Research Professor at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico; Former Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH.