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Bringing the Power of Science to Bear on Drug Abuse and Addiction

The fifth in a 5-part series, summarizes the science behind drug abuse and addiction, reviews the harmful consequences of drug use, and poses the question of whether it is worth the risk.

Revised: January 2007

The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction

The second in a 5-part series, explores the science behind addiction, describing the brain and reward center, and the action of heroine and cocaine.

Revised: January 2007

Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says

The third in a 5-part series, reviews the science behind drug abuse and addiction and introduces the topics of prevention and treatment.

Revised: January 2007

The Neurobiology of Ecstasy (MDMA)

The fourth in a 5-part series, explores the biology behind ecstasy use in the brain and discusses both short- and long-term effects of its use.

Revised: January 2007

The Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana

The first in a 5-part series, offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroine), or marijuana.

Revised: January 2007