Natural rewards such as food, water, sex, and nurturing allow the organism to feel pleasure when eating, drinking, procreating, and being nurtured. Such pleasurable feelings reinforce the behavior so that it will be repeated. Each of these behaviors is required for the survival of the species. Remind your audience that there is a pathway in the brain that is responsible for rewarding behaviors. This can be viewed in more detail in the next image.
Explores the consequences of drug abuse on the brain and body and introduces the topics of prevention, and treatment.
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.