Ever Wonder: Why Do People Get Addicted to Drugs?

It has to do with the body craving a biological reward, says Tufts public health professor
People don’t want to be addicted to drugs—it’s something that their brains tell them that they have to do, says Margie Skeer, an assistant professor of public health and community medicine at the School of Medicine. Video: Steffan Hacker
February 12, 2016


The Tufts Now video series Ever Wonder features faculty and other experts answering questions about which we all might have wondered—everything from why we have cravings to how pollution affects us.

You can view the entire series at http://everwonder.tufts.edu, and submit your own questions there, too.

Steffan Hacker can be reached at steffan.hacker@tufts.edu.

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