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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Contents PrefaceIntroductionDrug Misuse and AddictionPreventing Drug Misuse and Addiction: The Best StrategyDrugs and the BrainAddiction and HealthTreatment and RecoveryAdvancing Addiction Science and Practical SolutionsReferences Preface How Science Has Revolutionized the Understanding of Drug Addiction For much of the past century, scientists studying drugs and drug use labored in the shadows of powerful myths and misconceptions…

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Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

What is drug addiction? Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who use drugs. Drug addiction is also a relapsing…

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