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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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National Institute on Drug Abuse (2007). 1: The action of cocaine. In The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/teaching-packets/neurobiology-drug-addiction/section-iv-action-cocaine/1-action-cocaine

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