A baby chimp and a syringe
Apes, like other mammals, can develop a physical and psychological dependence on drugs if they are exposed to them repeatedly. This can occur with both illicit drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as prescription drugs, such as opioids. The extent to which apes can become addicted, however, depends on many factors, including the species, individual physiology and behavior, and the type and amount of drug consumed.'
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