Monday, March 03, 2008

A Cure for Addiction?

Fascinating article in last week's Newsweek. Scientists are pursuing & coming tantalizingly close to chemical solutions for chemical addictions (e.g. alcohol, cocaine, etc.). Whether it is aiding the brain with its dopamine dependence or preventing relapse, this article explains how scientists are seeking to fundamentally transform the prevailing paradigm about addiction.

BTW, for you men who struggle with internet pornography or lust in general, this may have implications for you as well. Sexual activity also triggers the release of dopamine in the brain. It is a big part of what keeps you going back.

However, a doctor in the trenches says that there is no magic bullet.

I don't want to write too much of what I think here. I'd like to encourage you to read both articles, ESPECIALLY if you are in ministry. And I'd love to diablogue about this one in the comments section.

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