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Bringing the Power of Science to Bear on Drug Abuse and Addiction

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The fifth in a 5-part series, summarizes the science behind drug abuse and addiction, reviews the harmful consequences of drug use, and poses the question of whether it is worth the risk.

Revised: January 2007
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse

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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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