NIDAs mission is to bring the power of

NIDAs mission is to bring the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. Photo courtesy of NIDA. Photo courtesy of the NIDA Web site. From A Slide Teaching Packet: The Brain and the

Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, Illustration used with permission, courtesy of Lydia V. Kibiuk and the Society for Neuroscience. Photo courtesy of the NIDA Web

site. From A Slide Teaching Packet: The Brain and the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Photo courtesy of the NIDA Web site. From A Slide Teaching Packet: The Brain and the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana.

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Your Brain on Drugs 1-2 Min 3-4

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10-20 20-30 Photo courtesy of Nora Volkow, Ph.D. Mapping cocaine binding sites in human and baboon brain in vivo. Fowler JS, Volkow ND, Wolf AP, Dewey SL, Schlyer DJ, Macgregor RIR, Hitzemann R, Logan J, Bendreim B, Gatley ST.

Your Brain After Drugs Normal Cocaine Abuser (10 days) Cocaine Abuser (100

days) Photo courtesy of Nora Volkow, Ph.D. Volkow ND, Hitzemann R, Wang C-I, Fowler IS, Wolf AP, Dewey SL. Long-term frontal brain metabolic changes in cocaine abusers. Synapse 11:184-190, 1992; Volkow ND, Fowler JS, Wang G-J, Hitzemann R, Logan J, Schlyer D, Dewey 5, Wolf AP. Decreased dopamine D2 receptor availability is associated with reduced frontal metabolism in cocaine abusers. Synapse 14:169-177, 1993. Drugs Have Long-term Consequences

Photo courtesy of NIDA from research conducted by Melega WP, Raleigh MJ, Stout DB, Lacan C, Huang SC, Phelps ME. The Memory of Drugs Front of Brain

Amygdala not lit up Amygdala activated Back of Brain Nature Video

Photo courtesy of Anna Rose Childress, Ph.D. Cocaine Video The good news is Drug Abuse is a preventable behavior

and Drug Addiction is a treatable disease tesy of Partnership for a Drug Free America. Photo courtesy of NIDA. Is it

worth the risk? Visit NIDAs Web Site at: http://www.drugabuse.gov Photo courtesy of NIDA

Have you changed your mind? Photo courtesy of NIDA. If You Change Your Mind. Student magazine. NIH Publication No. 93-3474, 1993.

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