A Case for Studying Brain Asymmetry in Drug Use

Sep 6, 2016

A new study proposes that research into the discrete roles played by the brain’s two hemispheres could yield important and actionable insights into drug use and addiction. Dr. Harold Gordon, of NIDA’s Epidemiology Research Branch, marshaled several lines of evidence indicating that two risk factors for substance use, impulsivity and craving, primarily reflect activity in the right and left hemispheres, respectively. 

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