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Questions About Addiction – Dr. Nora Volkow Answers

Questions about addiction are answered in Morley Safer’s interview of Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), on Apri 29, 2012, during the 60 Minutes program, “Hooked: Why Bad Habits Are Hard to Break.” Dr. Volkow’s work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of theContinue Reading

Dr. Nora Volkow Shares Research That Shatters Myths About Drugs and Addiction

Dr. Nora Volkow’s leadership and research shatters myths about drugs and addiction. Nora D. Volkow, M.D., became Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health in May 2003.  NIDA supports most of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. Dr. Volkow’s work hasContinue Reading

Addiction is a Brain Disease – Dr. Nora Volkow

by Lisa Frederiksen “All addictive substances send dopamine levels surging in the small central zone of the brain called the nucleus accumbens, which is thought to be the main reward center [located in the Limbic System]. Amphetamines induce cells to release it directly; cocaine blocks its reuptake; alcohol and narcotics like morphine, heroin and manyContinue Reading