Reprogramming

J Zijlstra jw53z at xs4all.nl
Wed Jun 25 05:04:36 EST 2003


Hello,

I'm sure someone has posted something on this before but I didn't find
it. 

After reading
http://www.rand.org/publications/randreview/issues/rr.12.00/rrfall2000.pdf

I couldn't get that question out of my mind. They stated the
following,  

Whatever the initial reason for
using drugs, the vast majority of
people addicted to drugs cannot
stop. “The reason for this is that
prolonged drug use changes the
brain in fundamental and longlasting
ways. In some sense, the
brain is actually rewired as a function
of drug use.” (page 4)

So are drugs users able to mentally change in a positive way (Talking
about the tiny few instead of encouraging..)

If this is true and I think that could be confirmed after 3 years of
research. Am I then able to say that we are able to 'rewire' our brain
in a positive sence?

J. Zijlstra



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