NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - July 1, 2016 - PRLog -- Akua Mind and Body has just released a new article and video on The Addict Brain, "The Science of Addiction." Addiction hijacks normal chemical responses in the brain that humans have instinctively relied on to keep themselves healthy and happy. Over 24 million people over the age of 12 are addicted to alcohol. Over 20 million Americans suffer from a drug addiction of some type. Addiction is a serious issue that costs hundreds of billions of dollars per year in related costs, lost work productivity, and health care expenses.
Addiction to drugs and alcohol is specifically related to brain chemistry. The brains of people suffering from some forms of prolonged drug abuse show changes in the brain structure and function of the brain itself, making addiction a fundamental brain disease. Through this understanding, we have come to realize that addiction must be approached more like other chronic illnesses if we hope to help people.
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