Addiction showcases the brain’s flexibility

The brain has remarkable plasticity in response to drugs of abuse

illustration of drugs on the brain

Each addicted brain is different, depending on the drug of abuse, genetics, activity and more. Addiction is a difficult and highly individualistic disease that shows just how much our brains can change. 


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