En español

Menu

Publications

Quick Links

The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction

1: Introduction

Introduction - picture of brain

Introduce the purpose of your presentation. Indicate that you will explain how the brain basically works and how and where drugs such as heroin and cocaine work in the brain. Tell your audience that you will discuss the concept of "reward" which is the property that is characteristic of many addictive drugs.

This page was last updated November 2019

Get this Publication

Ordering Publications

Call 1-877-643-2644 or:
NIDA Drug Pubs
Cite this article

NIDA. (2019, November 19). The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/neurobiology-drug-addiction

press ctrl+c to copy

Teaching Packets

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

Lesson Plan and Activity Finder

Mind Matters