Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 12th, 2005
"Drugs of abuse are rewarding to addicted and nonaddicted subjects, but they trigger craving and compulsive intake only in addicted subjects," neuroscientists in the United States explained.
In a recent study, N.D. Volkow and coauthors at the National Institute on Drug Abuse "used positron emission tomography (PET) and [18F] deoxyglucose to compare the brain metabolic responses (marker of brain function) of cocaine-addicted subjects (n=21) and controls (n=15)" in order to "identify brain regions that are uniquely...
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