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The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction

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The second in a 5-part series, explores the science behind addiction, describing the brain and reward center, and the action of heroine and cocaine.

Revised: January 2007
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse

This page was last updated January 2007

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Explores the consequences of drug abuse on the brain and body and introduces the topics of prevention, and treatment.

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