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07 September 2010

Addiction may be in the mind

People who want to break a bad drug habit may have to do more than avoid the sights and sounds that remind them of their addiction.

People who want to break a bad drug habit may have to do more than avoid the sights and sounds that remind them of their addiction.

Psychological phenomenon
The finding points out that addiction may be a psychological phenomenon, not just a physiological one. In turn, that could help those in treatment programmes to kick illegal drug use, as well as help doctors prescribe potent painkillers more safely.

 
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