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Brain Differences in Some Drug Users May Signal Risk of Addiction

(3/31/2014)

Brain Differences in Some Drug Users May Signal Risk of Addiction
Psych Central
March 29, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in the brains of college-aged students who only occasionally use drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines, and prescription drugs such as Adderall. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the researchers found impaired neuronal activity in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning. The researchers say they believe the differences represent an internal hard wiring that may make some people more prone to drug addiction later in life.

For the full article, click here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/03/29/brain-differences-in-some-drug-users-may-signal-risk-of-addiction/67809.html


Keywords: brain, differences, drug, users, increased, risk, addiction, college, students, fMRI



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