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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

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Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease.

NIH Pub Number: 10-5605
Published: April 2007
Revised: August 2010
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Science of Addiction is in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission from NIDA. Citation of the source is appreciated.

This page was last updated August 2010

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