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Conclusion and overview 

Conclusion and overview
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Conclusion and overview
Author(s):

Professor David J. Nutt

and Dr Liam J. Nestor

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199685707.003.0011
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date: 29 October 2020

Substances of addiction are highly reinforcing because they induce pleasure.

Cocaine and amphetamines trigger exaggerated increases in dopamine.

GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.

Compounds that target the GABA system may help in the treatment of addiction.

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