Can sex be addictive? I am not a neurobiologist or an addictionologist, or much less, even a scientist; yet I sometimes feel pressured to answer the question about whether or not sex can be addictive. Even if it is not asked directly, the question is certainly one that floats through the minds of most of […]
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Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.