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← Cocaine decreases activity of a protein necessary for normal functioning of the brain's reward system

crookedshoes's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by crookedshoes

Do you all think that this altering of the reward system leads to depression? Does depression result from drug use? Does depression cause drug use? I realize that the answer is probably both. But do you think addiction is another form of depression? (stupid question????)

I work three jobs in a given year. I spend my summers as a hematology technician in a Hospital that has an addiction program, I teach high school and work part time in a prison. So, I see my share of the damage that drugs do. But what "leads" people into the life? What do you think???

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:43:16 UTC | #936697