Drug Facts Chat Day: Brain, Drug Use & Addiction

Risk of addiction

There is a lot we still don’t know about who becomes addicted and why, and after how much drug exposure. We do know that each person is different, so it’s a little like playing “Russian Roulette” if you choose to use drugs.  But, if you do, the earlier you stop, the more likely you will be to avoid addiction and the harmful brain changes that lead to it.