Brains May Be Wired for Addiction

Brains May Be Wired for Addiction

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Abnormalities in the brain may make some people more likely to become drug addicts, according to scientists at the University of Cambridge, who found the same differences in the brains of addicts and their non-addicted brothers and sisters.

The study, published in the journal Science, suggested addiction is in part a “disorder of the brain”. Other experts said the non-addicted siblings offered hope of new ways of teaching addicts “self-control”.

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