Survey of Addictions
National Institutes of Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine. (April 2009)
Nora D. Volkow, M.D., George F. Koob, Ph.D., and A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. 2016.
This article reviews recent advances in the neurobiology of addiction to clarify the link between addiction and brain function and to broaden the understanding of addiction as a brain disease.
Information on addictive personalities as they relate to drug, alcohol, and other addictions. Gives insight on why some people are more likely to become addicted than others, as well as how these types of people go through withdrawal, recovery, and the potential for relapse.
Elizabeth Hartney, PhD. verywell.com. (February 2016)
This article addresses the “self-medicating” theory of addiction, which stems from the idea that people use substances (i.e. alcohol, drugs) or develop addictive behaviors (gambling or eating) in order to cope with deeper issues that have not yet been resolved.