Drug Abuse as a Chronic Condition, Redonna Chandler (3 of 3)

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[Part 3 of 3] Redonna K. Chandler, Ph.D., Division of Epidemiology at the National Institute on Drug Abuse explains why she thinks that addiction is a chronic condition and how it should be treated.

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"We do not yet know whether the loss of dopamine transporters is permanent or eventually reversible. But why take the chance and endure a dulled life? The plain truth is that drug-induced pleasure is a cruel illusion: it never lasts."

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