(BPT) - Substance use disorders affect tissue function in two main parts of the brain: the limbic system, which is responsible for basic survival instincts, and the prefrontal cortex, where decision-making and impulse control live. When substance use is repeated it can hijack the brain, making it think that the substance is the most important thing for survival.

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