• Journal Article

Are "physiological" and "psychological" addiction really different? Well, no! ... um, er, yes?

Citation

Newlin, D. (2008). Are "physiological" and "psychological" addiction really different? Well, no! ... um, er, yes? Substance Use and Misuse, 43(7), 967-971.

Abstract

The distinction often made between psychological and physiological addiction is a form of mind-body dualism. Therefore, it is a false distinction. However, this does not imply that behavioral and autonomic symptoms of addiction have the same brain substrates. In fact, they likely do not, although there is some overlap.