Impulsivity, dual diagnosis, and the structure of motivated behavior in addiction

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Abstract

Defining brain mechanisms that control and adapt motivated behavior will not only advance addiction treatment. It will help society see that addiction is a disease that erodes free will, rather than representing a free will that asks for or deserves consequences of drug-use choices. This science has important implications for understanding addiction's comorbidity in mental illness and reducing associated public health and criminal justice burdens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-444
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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