Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Addiction science as a hedgehog and as a fox

Warren K. Bickela1 and Richard Yia1

a1 Department of Psychiatry, Center for Addiction Research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205. WBickel@uams.edu RYi@uams.edu

Abstract

Redish et al. provide a significant advance in our understanding of addiction by showing that the various addictive processes are in fact all decision-making processes and each may undergird addiction. We propose means for identifying more central addiction processes. This recognition of the complexity of addiction followed by identification of more central processes would help guide the development of prevention and treatment.

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