How to Break the Cycle of Addiction

Content Relapse Addictive Personalities Preoccupation/Anticipation Stage: Prefrontal Cortex The Addiction Cycle In Summary: The Withdrawal/Negative Affect Stage and the Extended Amygdala Marijuana (Cannabis) The following sections provide more detail about each of the three stages—binge/intoxication, withdrawal/negative affect, and preoccupation/anticipation—and the neurobiological processes underlying them. Repeated activation of the basal ganglia’s reward system reinforces alcohol drinking […]