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cocaine addiction

  • How Cocaine Addiction Works

    Is Cocaine Physically Addictive? Acting primarily on the neurotransmitter dopamine, cocaine is a highly physically addictive drug. While not everyone who tries cocaine becomes addicted, even intermittent use can rapidly lead to…

  • How Amphetamine Addiction Works

    Are Amphetamines Physically Addictive? Amphetamines are a class of extremely addictive drugs, and occasional use can result in long-term physical addiction. Users rapidly develop tolerance, physical and psychological dependence to amphetamines. What…

  • Amphetamines Withdrawal Symptoms

    When amphetamine withdrawal sets in, the brain and body go through a series of unpleasurable reactions. Because amphetamines share a similar structure to the brain’s pleasurable and positive natural hormones—known as neurotransmitters—amphetamine…

  • Personality Changes With Drug Dependency

    As drug dependency begins to take a physical hold on a dependent individual, personality changes can occur. Illegal drugs begin to affect brain function—including the areas regulating cognition and mood—by altering chemical…