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doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181330116
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Together with researchers in Norway, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in 2006 found that genetic factors may play an important role in a person’s use, misuse, or dependence on illicit drugs like marijuana, opiates, and cocaine.

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