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:
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:
- 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.