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Addiction

The Rat Park Study: Gaining a Better Understanding of Addiction

By Portage | 10-16-2017

Dependency is not Solely the Substance’s Fault The scientific community believed for the longest time that dependency to alcohol or to any drug was caused by the substance’s intrinsic addictive properties. Using the Skinner box invented in the early 1930s, scientists observed that rats, who were kept captive and isolated for the experiment, would self-administer… Read more »

Drug addiction

The Two Faces of Drug Addiction

By Portage | 10-16-2017

Without my consent, I was personally and quickly propelled into the world of drug addiction. For over 15 years, I had been suffering from a panic disorder that splattered my days with anxiety attacks, making my life hellish. Nausea, vertigo, heart palpitations, abdominal pain, the feeling of dying… The symptoms resembled those of a heart… Read more »

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