The idea that one toke on a crack pipe destroys your life is popular, but it contradicts what we know about brain chemistry.
You know the story. The one that says some drugs are so enjoyable, so insidious, that just one try will get you hooked. And you’d be forgiven for believing this as the media really backs the theory.
- “The Danger In Just One Hit of Cocaine,” reports the Daily Mail.
- “Official: 1-Hit Addiction to Meth No Myth,” announces the Times Daily.
- “It Only Took One Hit to Get Hooked,” writes news.com.
But is it actually true? Can a person become addicted to a drug after using it a single time?
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