Cocaine "Rapidly Changes the Brain," University of California, Berkeley (CAL) Study

Published: Aug 28, 2013

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Taking cocaine can change the structure of the brain within hours in what could be the first steps of drug addiction, according to US researchers. Animal tests, reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed new structures linked to learning and memory began to grow soon after the drug was taken. Mice with the most brain changes showed a greater preference for cocaine.

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