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NIDA. (2019, December 9). Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs. Retrieved from

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The NIDA Blog Team
December 9 2019
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A lot of us have an idea in our heads about what someone who is addicted to drugs looks like. But the truth is, anyone can become addicted to drugs.

Addiction is a brain disease.

It can happen whether you're young or old, rich or poor, male or female.

Check out this 2-minute video from NIDA to learn the truth about addiction: