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The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction

1: The action of cocaine

The action of cocaine

Cocaine is also an addictive drug, and like heroin, not all users become addicted. However, with the advent of crack cocaine (the freebase), the rate of addiction to cocaine has increased considerably.

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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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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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