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Does nature or nurture cause addiction?

When it comes to addiction, there is a big question of nature versus nurture. It might well be a little bit of both, based on what science has shown us thus far. All humans are born with systems of addiction ready to go because we’re wired to feel good and pursue happiness. If something feels good, we go for it -- that’s how our brain works.

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