Drug addiction and neurotoxicology

Drug addiction is a brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking, despite of its harmful consequences. It causes changes in the normal activity of the nervous system damaging the nerve tissues, killing neurons and this leads to dysregulation of neural system. Thus uncontrolled drug use results in toxicity of brain. Some of the behavioral effects of drug addiction include Paranoia, Aggressiveness, Impulsiveness, and Loss of Self-Control. Prescription drugs that are often abused are opioids, sleep medicines.
  • Behavioral effects of drug addiction
  • Dysregulation of neural systems
  • Neurobiology of drug addiction
  • Durg use and toxicity
  • Prescription and dependence

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