February 13, 2014 by AllKnol
The Brain on Cocain e or Meth? Same or Different?
Scientists are on a quest to identify how the intake of particular substances affects the brains of humans. Does cannabis have the same impact on the brain as cocaine? What parts of the brain are most impacted by particular drugs? Is permanent brain damage possible? Why do some people get addicted after one or two drug uses, whilst others are able to use drugs sporadically and not get addicted? How can recovered addicts learn to say “no” to drugs the rest of their lives, even after their brains are rewired through drug use?
These are just a few of the questions that still cannot be answered with absolute certainty. However, with each research project, more information is added to the knowledge base and the closer medical professionals get to understanding how illicit drugs change brain functioning. Though this will be a long process involving one study after another…
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