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Sources of Addiction
Michael Lemonick and Alice Park examined the addictions many of us struggle with every day [July 23]. Society often labels alcoholics and other addicts as moral failures, despite medical evidence to the contrary. The sad truth is that the active addict may experience a physical, psychological or even spiritual high and no longer make healthy, rational decisions. With the help of the medical community and support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, addicts can manage their disease.
Michele Rugo,
Murphys, Calif., U.S.

As the neuroscientist who...