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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.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (July 1 2008). Why do drugs make people feel good or feel better?. In Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science/why-do-people-abuse-drugs/why-do-drugs-make-people-feel-good-or-feel-better

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