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What are the biochemical effects of drug addiction on brain?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
4 doctors agree
In brief: Affects judgement
Addiction to stimulants "is often linked to excessive risk taking, sensation seeking, and impulsivity, but in ways that are poorly understood, " write dalley and colleagues.

In brief: Affects judgement
Addiction to stimulants "is often linked to excessive risk taking, sensation seeking, and impulsivity, but in ways that are poorly understood, " write dalley and colleagues.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Wow, good question!
Boy, that's a tough question! even tougher to answer with only 400 characters! drug addiction effects the brain "biochemically" by causing certain receptors to change their behavior---either by increasing or decreasing the activation of the neurotransmitters.
This is the exact reason why addiction is called a disease--a person cannot control what happens to the receptors no matter what!

In brief: Wow, good question!
Boy, that's a tough question! even tougher to answer with only 400 characters! drug addiction effects the brain "biochemically" by causing certain receptors to change their behavior---either by increasing or decreasing the activation of the neurotransmitters.
This is the exact reason why addiction is called a disease--a person cannot control what happens to the receptors no matter what!
Dr. Karl Spector
Dr. Karl Spector
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Dr. Martin Raff
Great answer. Some neuroreceptors were actually discovered with the assumption that if opioids affected you, there must be natural opioids and therefore sites to which they would attach.
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