Editor's choice: addiction

Addiction is characterised by a need to engage in a behaviour to the point where it may be harmful to the health of the individual. The personal and societal costs of addiction are extremely high, yet our approach to understanding and treatment of this disorder is far from unified. This collection pulls together some of our best and latest research on the mechanisms underlying addiction disorders, the physiological effects of addictive substances, and potential avenues for new treatments.



Biochemistry & pharmacology