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Monday, April 30, 2012

60 Minute Report About Addiction

Addiction is one of the most complex diseases to understand, despite all the science and expertise at our disposal. There is hardly a family in America that doesn’t have an individual who struggles with addiction in one form or another. Fortunately, as time goes by, we understand addiction more and more, thanks to a handful of scientists.

Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, has revolutionized how science and medicine view addiction: as a disease, not a character defect. She was interviewed by 60 Minutes’ Morley Safer. Please take the time to watch the short video below:

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