Contaminant cause

Drug abuse and addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the structure and function of the brain.

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Drug abuse and addiction Health Risks

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Violent crime Brain outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Fertility Reproductive outcome
Fertility
Reproductive

Strong Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Suicide Brain outcome
Suicide
Brain

Strong Increase

Needs research

2 studies

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