The Genetic Science Learning Center at University of Utah developed an excellent animation depicting the mechanisms of addiction of most drugs of abuse. They use a cartoon-like approach to show molecular changes in mouse brains.

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They approach the following topics related to the neurobiology of drug addiction.

This blog has a related post that explains nicotine addiction mechanism through a 3-D video animation.

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