Myth or Fact? Drug abuse can put holes in your brain.

Myth.

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Knowing Neurons is an award-winning neuroscience education and outreach website that was created by young neuroscientists. The global team members at Knowing Neurons explain complicated ideas about the brain and mind clearly and accurately using powerful images, infographics, and animations to enhance written content. With an extensive social media presence, Knowing Neurons has become an important science communication outlet and resource for both students and teachers.

4 thoughts on “Myth or Fact? Drug abuse can put holes in your brain.

  • June 27, 2016 at 10:04 pm
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    Thanks for the clear explanation, I was always sure drugs messed with people’s brains on some kind of permanent basis. But trauma does make holes? Can you deal with that in a future post?

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  • June 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm
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    I wonder if that applies to all addictive substances when they are abused such as daily big quantities of coffee (caffeine) intake. And what sort of anatomical changes does it bring ? Could we have an example or a pointer of some link(s) ?

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  • June 18, 2017 at 8:08 am
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    Thanks for sharing this fact sheet about how the brain can be hijack by drug abuse.

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  • June 18, 2017 at 8:10 am
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    What about drugs like marijuana? Do they cause the same kind of impact on our brain?

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