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Picture of the human brain
Your brain includes billions of neurons which are specialised cells, allowing your brain to learn, reason, and remember. Through the activity of neurons, the body responds and adjusts to changes in the environment. Every time you feel something - including the effects of a drug - millions of neurons are "firing" messages to and from one another. These messages consist of chemical and electrical impulses.

For more information on the anatomy of the brain, visit the Digital Anatomist Program of the Universoty of Washington.

For more information, call or write to:

Addiction Science Research and Education Center
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 475-9568

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