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National Institute on drug abuse for teens

For more on this and other topics click: HERE The NIDA Blog Team January 12, 2017 Many people think drug addiction, dependence, and tolerance are pretty much the same thing. But in fact, each term means something very different about how drugs affect a person’s body and brain. Learning the difference is important. Tolerance Tolerance […]

Addiction throws brain’s impulse, self-control systems out of balance

BY FELICE J. FREYER Journal Medical Writer   Why don’t they just stop? Seeing all the harm to themselves and those they love, why do addicts keep taking drugs? To those who aren’t afflicted, that’s the central mystery of addiction. But research has shown that for addicts, “just stopping” is not an option: the drugs […]