How close are addicition and habit?

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How close are addicition and habit?
« on: 15/01/2014 18:30:02 »
Barry Everitt believes getting 'hooked' is as much about the environment triggering our habitual behaviour as it is about chemical addiction
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Re: How close are addicition and habit?
« Reply #1 on: 15/01/2014 20:07:51 »
This episode of Naked Neuroscience suggests that out of 100 people exposed to a substance like cocaine, perhaps 20 will become addicted, while the other 80 will use it in a more controlled manner.