Drugs and the Brain: Part 2. How and Why Drugs are Addictive for the Brain
Listening to the news, reading the newspapers, or talking to friends, we hear about drugs almost daily. This discussion will include some of the recent data about how the drugs that change the way we feel affect the brain. We will talk about why some drugs are so addictive relative to other drugs, why adolescence is such a vulnerable time for drug use and some novel approaches and medications that may have real potential for treating drug addiction and other brain disorders.
Barron, Susan, "Drugs and the Brain: Part 2. How and Why Drugs are Addictive for the Brain" (2012). Psychology Presentations. 3.