Neuroanatomical of Drug Support and Addiction

To understand the neuro anatomy and psychopharmacology of addiction, we must understand the normal methods and decision making, and impulse control. From here, we can scan the compulsivity, excessive intake, and the resultant harm, which are central to addiction. The structure most often stated in the context of drug abuse is closely associated with the limbic system, lateral hypothalamus, basal ganglia and frontal cortical regions. The limbic system has been categorized as highly interconnected, phylogentically older regions of the forebrain that appear to form the only major route for information transfer between the neocortex and the hypothalamus.
•   Psych stimulants
•   Opioids
•   Cannabinoids
•   Pathologic gambling
•   Neurocognition