|5612||ADDICTIONS||ADDICTIONS||1988||color||55 min||vhs|| (Mind, The series, Part 4)
Experiments with people suffering from addiction to heroin, alcohol, nicotine, food or gambling give unusual insight into the nature of the mind. The brain has natural receptors for certain kinds of chemicals that are activated in addictive behavior. Scientists also reveal the reasons for the pain of withdrawal. Can an addict's experience shed light on the nature of the mind? Science has a growing understanding of how addiction affects the brain and how environment affects addiction. Recent studies on the mind's capacity for chemical dependency reveals a complex and delicate balance within the brain.