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Meth Addict Has Device Inserted Into His Brain To Stop Him Using Drugs - To the moon and back
Drastic times call for drastic measures, which is why one Chinese drug addict has allowed doctors to insert an electrical device into his brain in an attempt to curb his methamphetamine use. Known only as Yan, the man is taking part in a controversial clinical trial that is the first to investigate the efficacy of this procedure in live humans. After seeing his life fall apart since getting hooked on methamphetamine in 2011, Yan gave doctors permission to drill through his skull and place a pair of electrodes onto a brain region called the nucleus accumbens, which is part of the so-called reward circuit and has been found to misfire in people suffering from addiction. He then had a battery …