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Why Your Brain Does What It Does On Drugs


They already teamed up on a book that took a middle road on the vaccine debate. 

Now Dr. Paul Thomas and Ashland journalist Jennifer Margulis explore addiction in a new book, The Addiction Spectrum: A Compassionate, Holistic Approach to Recovery

The book explores the mechanisms of addiction and how they can be countered.  The pleasure the brain gets from addictive substances is immense, and for most people it does not work to "just say no."  The co-authors spend an hour in the studio helping us better understand the components of addiction and how they can be defeated.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.