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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

Why do drugs make people feel good or feel better?

Why do people Abuse Drugs? Image of TIME Cover on Addiction

Drugs exert their effects largely on the motivation and pleasure pathways of the brain.

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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