This is a useful website about addiction produced by HBO. It views addiction as a brain disease and adopts a biological approach to explaining the compulsive and destructive behaviours of addiction. It emphasises the role played by neurotransmitters, especially dopamine, and how dopamine influences parts of the brain that control pleasure, motivation, emotion, and memory.

If you click on 'THE FILMS' button at the top of the site you can watch film clips on various aspects of addiction including: addiction as a brain disease, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as a treatment for addiction, and see how brain imaging is used to understand the physiological impact of drug use on the brain.

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