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Drugs Alter the Brain's Reward Pathway

This page includes a diverse amount of information pertaining to how drugs alter the brain’s reward pathway. Students can hear Dr. Glen Hanson discuss how drugs stimulate the dopamine in the brain’s reward system, students can learn how abusing drugs can affect the body, students can learn about the physiology of the high and the brain’s coping mechanisms, students can explore the brains of mice on drugs, specifically methamphetamine and students can learn about how the changes in the brain of a former drug addict exist long after usage. 

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