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The Human Brain, lays out the neural-biochemical nature of the brain and examines the relationship of the brain to drugs of abuse.
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Part of the Series: The Neuroscience of Addiction
Drugs of Abuse, shows how mind-altering drugs have been an ever-present part of human culture, the positive and negative effects of drugs of abuse and how they influence the brain and consequently affect mood and behavior.
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Part of the Series: The Neuroscience of Addiction
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