Drugs are chemicals that change the way a person's body works by changing the chemicals in their brain. Types of drugs include alcohol, nicotine, prescription drugs, heroin and marijuana. Use and misuse of these drugs cost Americans more than $700 billion a year in increased health care cost, crime, and lost productivity (NIDA, 2018). People of all ages, communities and ethnic backgrounds can be affected by drugs and suffer from addiction.
NIDA. (2018). Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction
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