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5 Times Scientists Gave Animals Drugs (and What They Learned)

It might seem like researchers give animals drugs just to make a good headline, but these experiments have taught scientists a lot.

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Sources:

MDMA

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)30991-6
https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/mdma-ecstasy-abuse/what-mdma
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3328480/Otto-the-octopus-wrecks-havoc.html

Cocaine

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/212/2/163.short
https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/cocaine/how-does-cocaine-produce-its-effects
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC47626/?page=1

Alcohol
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/335/6074/1351
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/03/sexually-rejected-flies-turn-booze
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/syn.10226

Opioids
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028390818303289
https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis
https://cen.acs.org/articles/96/i8/Vaccines-against-addictive-drugs-push.html

Psilocybin
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/S00221-013-3579-0
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012800212400073X
https://www.livescience.com/37914-psilocybin-eliminates-traumatic-memories.html

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https://www.videoblocks.com/video/a-funny-cat-wearing-a-santa-claus-hat-playing-a-keyboard-or-organ-rnf9iylqmjbuy94zm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CaliforniaTwoSpotOctopus1.jpg
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Honey_Bee_takes_Nectar.JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Erythroxylum_novogranatense_var._Novogranatense_(retouched).jpg
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/bees-work-on-honeycomb-with-honey-some-cells-already-closed-rnxlvimifirm769gn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Drosophila_melanogaster_Proboscis.jpg
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http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-albino-mouse-playing/480517277
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Psilocybe_semilanceata_6514.jpg

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