An Anti-addiction Pill?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Optionpro007, Jun 26, 2006.

    Sunday, 25 June 2006
    Last month, the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was host to a conference about addiction for a small, invitation-only crowd of neuroscientists, clinicians and public policy makers. It was an unusual gathering. Addiction conferences are usually sober affairs, but M.I.T. offered a lavish cocktail reception (with an open bar, no less). More important, the conference was a celebration of the new ways scientists and addiction researchers are conceptualizing, and seeking to treat, addiction.

    While many in the treatment field have long called addiction a "disease," they've used the word in vague and metaphorical ways, meaning everything from a disease of the mind to a disease of the spirit. Many assumed that an addict suffers from a brain-chemistry problem, but scientists had not been able to peer into our heads to begin to prove it.

    (the article is too long so here is the link)
  2. Ricter


    I'm addicted to backgammon. Seriously, it has ruined my life. I need this pill!

    (But what if they change the rules of backgammon, will the pill still work?)

  3. :D