How Do Drugs Affect The Brain

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There are many ways that drugs can affect the brain. Drug use has long term effects on the brain which are not good. Below, you will see the affects that drug use has. Drugs alter the way the brain handles information and messes with the way nerves work. Certain drugs can mimic that of a neurotransmitter that naturally happens in the human body. These drugs can trick our receptors, latch onto them, and activate the nerve cells. Other drugs can cause nerve cells to produce too much dopamine. After drug use happens over and over again, the brain gets used to the surges of dopamine. Neurons begin to lower the number of dopamine receptors and don't make as much dopamine. This causes the ability to feel pleasure to lower. The long term effects are
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