Why Some Brains are More Susceptible towards Addiction?
Making an immensely imperative and strange disclosure, a recently concluded study, which was carried out by researchers from the University of Cambridge, has claimed that a variety of abnormalities in the human brain are highly expected to increase the levels of susceptibility of some individuals towards drug addiction or dependency when compared to others.
The study conducted by experts from the University of Cambridge was monetarily backed by the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom, and the findings of the study have been made available in the recent edition of the journal Science.
The reports have highlighted that the same abnormalities can also be spotted in the brains of people engulfed by heavy drug addiction. Making the disclosure more unique, the study further stressed on the fact that the abnormalities and variations in the functioning and inclination of the human brain towards falling for drug dependency is also expected in family members, especially brothers and sisters, of drug addicts. Also, people having a family history of drug dependency are also expected to showcase the said changes and tendencies.
While expressing his opinion regarding the findings of the study, the lead author of the researcher, Dr. Karen Ersche, said the study clearly highlights the fact "that drug addiction is not a choice of lifestyle, it is a disorder of the brain and we need to recognize this".
During the course of study, the researchers enrolled in excess of 150 participants and successfully ended up concluding the influence of genetics on drug dependency and variations in the minds of drug addicts as well as their siblings.
On the other hand, Nora Volkow, the director of National Institute on Drug Abuse, shared that science now has the needed measures for manufacturing a prospective biomarker for shaping pitiable self-control.
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