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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

Drug abuse changes both the structure of the brain and its functionality.

We have evidence that these changes can be both structural and functional

Research in humans and in animal models demonstrates that repeated exposure to drugs of abuse alters brain function and behavior. Therefore, early intervention is key—before brain changes take hold and drug abuse becomes compulsive.

This page was last updated July 2008

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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior - The Science of Addiction

As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.

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