Today’s Science Friday on NPR discussed addiction. Guests included the head of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Nora Volkow and other researchers and “practitioners.” I put practitioners in quotes because I’m guessing that these people have very limited client contact.
At any rate, the discussion focused on the addicted brain. I’ve never really felt like I’ve had a firm grasp of the neurobiology of addiction. This was good. It was simple enough to understand, but not obvious or a waste of time.
They’ll have a podcast up soon, so you can download it and listen to it on an MP3 player or burn a CD and listen to it whenever you get the chance. If you want a CD of it, let me know.