Drug Abuse & Addiction

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The Body’s COMMANDCENTER : 

The Body’s COMMANDCENTER Weight: about 3 pounds Job: Controlling everything you do DRUGS CHANGE THE WAY YOUR BRAIN WORKS… That’s how you get addicted

How does the brain communicate? : 

How does the brain communicate? Billions of neurons pass messages back and forthwithin your brainand around your body

How the brain communicates : 

How the brain communicates Neurotransmitters: The brain’s chemical messengers Receptors: The brain’s chemical receivers Transporters: The brain’s chemical recyclers

What do drugs do to the brain? : 

What do drugs do to the brain? Drugs are chemicals that interfere with the neuron’s communication Drugs change the brain — sometimes permanently

DRUG ABUSE : 

DRUG ABUSE affects your brain in 3 main areas

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dopamine the brain’s reward system It’s like chocolate for the brain

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by flooding it with dopamine Drugs hijack the reward system

How does someone get addicted to drugs? : 

How does someone get addicted to drugs? Because of the extra dopamine, the brain chemistry changes The brain stops making enough of its owndopamine Without enough dopamine, the user feels flat, depressed, and lifeless The user needs more and more drugs to feel good The brain’s changes make the user need the drug just to feel normal even if it’s ruining their life

Aren’taddicts justweak? : 

Aren’taddicts justweak?

How long does it take to get addicted? : 

How long does it take to get addicted?

How do you know if you have a problem? : 

How do you know if you have a problem? Have you everbeen in a car driven by someone (including yourself) who had been using alcohol or drugs? Do you ever use alcohol or drugs to relax, to feel better about yourself, or to fit in? Do you ever use alcohol or drugs when you are alone? Do you ever forget things you did while using alcohol or drugs? Do family or friends ever tell you to cut down on your use of alcohol or drugs? Have you ever gotten into trouble while you were using alcohol or drugs?

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