NIDA International Forum Focuses on Commonalities Among the Diseases of Addiction
Drugs. Sex. Gambling. Obesity.
Plenary session speakers at the 14th NIDA International Forum documented the commonalities among these "Disorders of Desire," citing clear overlaps in implicated brain regions and similar patterns of compulsive self-administration, tolerance, craving, comorbidity, disruption of inhibitory control, and impaired decision-making.
Steffanie A. Strathdee, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego, California, United States and
María Remedios Lozada Romero, M.D.
Baja California State
Tijuana, Mexico and
Carlos Magis-Rodríguez, M.D., M.P.H.
Department of Research
Mexico City, Mexico