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Reply To: Drugs Abuse and ADHD

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Yes, I am saying that you have to have a dopamine deficit in order to become addicted to any dopaminergic drug (alcohol, cocaine, heroine, metamphetamine) and that deficit has in the brain the same physiological expression that has ADHD:  reduction of dopaminergic receptors D2 and affected areas in the frontal cortex. In other words only ADHD brains or similar brains generate compulsive addiction to drugs

I prefer to talk about dopamine deficit instead of ADHD because whether it is true that all ADHD people have that condition, not all dopamine deficit imply a symptomatic ADHD, also such a deficits may be associated with other disorders, not necessarily defined as ADHD