Understanding Substance Abuse and Addiction
Addiction is a compulsive brain disorder that cause the use of substance despite harmful sideeffects.The abuse of drugs and alcohol is the leading cause of preventable illnesses and premature death in our society. Many factors like genetic and environmental factors play a major role in addiction. Neuromodulation provides us with a unique opportunity to directly apply neuroscientific knowledge to the treatment of addiction. It will remain that the treatment is mainly for psychosocial and behavioral interventions.