National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Basic characteristics of drug abuse and addiction.
Effects of drugs on the brain—the science of addiction.
Characteristics of different drugs of abuse with animations.
Effects of drugs on the brain’s reward system—animation and audio clips.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
Video describing the anatomy of the brain’s reward system.
Video describing the role of dopamine in the reward system.
Paper describing the role of learning in addiction.
NIDA/NIH video: The brain reward circuit.
NIDA/NIH video: Animation of animal models of drug relapse.
Addiction and the Rat Park experiments.
NIDA/NIH video: Anti-drug vaccine animation.
Nature video: “Addiction: Learning to forget”