Studies of biological basis of desire to take drugs: fluctuations in dopamine (brain chemical) levels in the nucleus accumbens. This can occur by drugs itself or by an encounter with someone/something associated with past drug-taking. (Zickler, Patrick. Acute Dopamine Surge May Erode Resolve to Abstain. MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIDA NOTES, Vol 19, No 1, April, 2004, pp 1, 6)

Drugs that increase dopamine, or events that produce a flood of it, speed up the brain clock and time may then seem to slow down. The individual may perceive he/she is thinking more clearly. (Carter, Rita. Exploring Consciousness. CA: University of California Press, 1998, pp 260-267)

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