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Compare Theories of Substance Addiction
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Your task this week requires you to review and assess the neurological underpinnings of substance addition. Begin by selecting a substance from the following list:

  • Alcohol
  • Opiates
  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaine

Next, provide an overview of the neurological changes that occur with prolonged use of this substance.

Then, review the following theoretical perspectives related to the physiological aspects of addiction:

  • Genetic
  • Endorphin deficiency
  • Neural pathway development

Finally, discuss the impact of habituation on addiction as it relates to neurological function.

Support your paper with at least three scholarly references from peer-reviewed journals published in the past 5 years. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. 

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