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Content: Drugs and the brain. Neurotransmitters : the brain's own drugs -- Receptors : locks for the addictive keys -- Addictive behavior -- Pain and pleasure -- The seesaw brain : "highs" and adaptations -- Are addicts born or made? The drugs and the addicts. Nicotine -- Alcohol and related drugs -- Heroin, morphine, and other opiates -- Cocaine and amphetamines -- Cannabis (Marijuana) -- Caffeine -- Hallucinogens. Drugs and society. Prevention : just say no? -- Treating addiction, preventing relapse -- Three lessons from the street -- Three lessons from abroad -- Prohibition vs. legalization : a false dichotomy -- New strategies for rational drug policy
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Avram Goldstein (3 July 1919 – 1 June 2012) was a professor of pharmacology who was one of the discoverers of endorphins and a noted expert on addiction.