This is a terrific animated film which describes the pathology of addiction according to the theories presented in Dr. Ronald Ruden’s book The Craving Brain.
Ruden maintains that all addictions are “craving disorders” of the brain, caused by a “craving response” to life experiences and environment. A craving brain is a brain chemically out of balance, and the solution is to put it back into balance, or “biobalance.”
This video also outlines the role that chronic, inescapable stress contributes to addictive behavior.
Once we understand these responses, and understand the landscape of the craving brain, we can then learn to balance the brain (biobalance) by adopting healthy, serotonin-boosting habits.