Drugs of Abuse induce plastic changes in the brain that seem to underlie addictive phenomena. These plastic changes can be structural (morphological) or synaptic (biochemical), and most of them take place in the mesolimbic and mesostriatal circuits.

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The mesolimbic pathway is involved in all kinds of learning / rewards.

How does drug addiction differ structural or morphological to other learned behavior?

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