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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

What Other Biological Factors Contribute to Addiction?

What other biological factors contribute to addiction?

The prevalence of addiction to illicit drugs (left) and to nicotine (right) is higher in patients who also suffer from comorbid mental illnesses.

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