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NIDA’s mission is to bring the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. Photo courtesy of NIDA.

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Photo courtesy of the NIDA Web site. From A Slide Teaching Packet: The Brain and the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana.

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Illustration used with permission, courtesy of Lydia V. Kibiuk and the Society for Neuroscience.

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Photo courtesy of the NIDA Web site. From A Slide Teaching Packet: The Brain and the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana.

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Photo courtesy of the NIDA Web site. From A Slide Teaching Packet: The Brain and the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana.

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

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Your Brain on Drugs 1-2 Min 3-4 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 9-10 10-20 20-30 Photo courtesy of Nora Volkow, Ph.D. Mapping cocaine binding sites in human and baboon brain in vivo. Fowler JS, Volkow ND, Wolf AP, Dewey SL, Schlyer DJ, Macgregor RIR, Hitzemann R, Logan J, Bendreim B, Gatley ST. et al. Synapse 1989;4(4):371-377.

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Your Brain After Drugs Normal Cocaine Abuser (10 days) Cocaine Abuser (100 days) Photo courtesy of Nora Volkow, Ph.D. Volkow ND, Hitzemann R, Wang C-I, Fowler IS, Wolf AP, Dewey SL. Long-term frontal brain metabolic changes in cocaine abusers. Synapse 11:184-190, 1992; Volkow ND, Fowler JS, Wang G-J, Hitzemann R, Logan J, Schlyer D, Dewey 5, Wolf AP. Decreased dopamine D2 receptor availability is associated with reduced frontal metabolism in cocaine abusers. Synapse 14:169-177, 1993.

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Drugs Have Long-term Consequences Photo courtesy of NIDA from research conducted by Melega WP, Raleigh MJ, Stout DB, Lacan C, Huang SC, Phelps ME.

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The Memory of Drugs Nature Video Cocaine Video Front of Brain Back of Brain Amygdala not lit up Amygdala activated Photo courtesy of Anna Rose Childress, Ph.D.

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The good news is… Drug Abuse is a preventable behavior and Drug Addiction is a treatable disease Courtesy of Partnership for a Drug Free America.

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… Is it worth the risk? Photo courtesy of NIDA.

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Visit NIDA’s Web Site at: http://www.drugabuse.gov Photo courtesy of NIDA

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Have you changed your mind? Photo courtesy of NIDA. If You Change Your Mind. Student magazine. NIH Publication No. 93-3474, 1993.

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