5: Where cocaine has its effects in the brain
Using cocaine as an example, we can describe how drugs interfere with brain functioning. When a person snorts, smokes, or injects cocaine, it travels to the brain via the bloodstream. Although it reaches all areas of the brain, its euphoric effects are mediated in a few specific areas, especially those associated with the reward pathway discussed in the previous image.
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