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A First-Hand Account of Kicking Fentanyl Addiction: Reversing Hebb’s Law

Donald Hebb, the father of neuropsychology, is known for Hebb’s Law which states “neurons that fire together wire together.” This means that as you repeatedly perform an action which gives you pleasure or relief, the neurons between the action and the pleasure simultaneously fire. Dr. Robert J. Marks interviews an anonymous man called Stretch who describes his experience with fentanyl addiction and the process of detoxing from the drug.

Show Notes

  • 03:19 | Introducing Stretch
  • 03:54 | Failed Surgeries and the Beginning of an Addiction
  • 26:28 | Fentanyl Lollipops
  • 29:45 | Withdrawal Becomes the Motivator
  • 34:39 | The Difficulties of Detoxing
  • 44:45 | Advice for those Undergoing Surgery

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A First-Hand Account of Kicking Fentanyl Addiction: Reversing Hebb’s Law