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How Addiction Hijacks The Brain

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Drug addiction is a disease of the brain, and teens are at the highest risk for acquiring this disease. Stephen Dewey and other leading scientists detail how drugs like heroin, nicotine, cocaine, and marijuana change the brain by altering the way it registers pleasure. Young recovering addicts describe how addiction involves intense craving for a drug and loss of control over its use.

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Runtime: 25 minutes

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