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Research in rat models suggests that protection against intense drug craving may come from the reward of social interactions.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
In response to the rising opioid epidemic, neuroscience researchers worldwide are working to develop new treatments for chronic pain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
As Zachary Pennington watched friends and family grapple with substance dependency and anxiety disorders, he knew he wanted to find a way to help.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
What can the flick of a rat’s tail tell us about opioid addiction? More than you might think.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Let's view a journey into your brain as a young neuron and his professor do their best to explain how addiction works in their own ways.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
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By targeting pain at its source, scientists are aiming to develop new and safer pain relievers.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
What does 'addiction' mean? Explore how researchers understand addiction and find out the science behind it.
  • Wellcome Trust
Humans have used opiate drugs, such as morphine, for thousands of years, but these are often highly addictive and dangerous to one's health.
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Teaching packets for teachers, aimed at secondary school students. Learn how the brain's reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opiates (heroine), or marijuana.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse created this website to educate 11 to 15 year-olds — as well as their parents and teachers — on the science behind drug abuse.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse