But it’s still confusing for many people outside the field, since unlike psychiatry, they don’t revise their thinking every couple decades.
There is research that links more potent cannabis, including skunk, to THC-related changes in the brain, among daily users at least.
In addictions, a compulsion is usually expressed as a powerful, perhaps even overwhelming urge to continue gambling, drinking, whatever.
That we have such a large and growing community of frequent users is a tribute not to evidence, but to hype.
She had to relearn truthfulness, a day at a time, much the way the victim of a serious stroke might have to relearn speech.
Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.
Nonetheless, years of drinking and drugging and lapsing and relapsing will invariably have an effect on the victim of addiction.
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