10 Reasons Why People Continue to Use Drugs

Article from Psychology Today by Shahram Heshmat Ph.D.

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According to Dr. Shahram Heshmat, "A key characteristic of drug addiction is that the individual suffering from it continues to use despite harmful consequences. The behavioral economic perspective views addiction as a consequence of falling victim to decision failures that lead to a preference for the addictive behavior (Bickel et al., 2014)."

This article lists ten ways addictive consumption choices can be pathologically impaired. 

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