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Substance abuse affects 24 million Americans, and the goals of controlling chronic pain without causing addiction and preventing relapse have proved elusive.

We must find the root causes of addiction and relapse so we can treat them at their source. University of Minnesota researchers are meeting this challenge by unlocking the secrets of how drugs work at all levels of our nervous system. Armed with that knowledge, we may finally banish addiction.