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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There are 1 risk of Drug abuse and addiction, including:

Violent crime Brain outcome
Strong increased risk of Violent crime
Brain system

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