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Boozy Genes—The Making of an Alcoholic?

By Jeanene Swanson

The more we learn about the genetics of alcoholism, the clearer it becomes that evidence-based treatment should become the norm. MORE  

The Vulnerability of the Teen Brain

By Michael Dhar

The Fix interviews Dr. Daniel J. Siegel whose new book Brainstorm helps adolescents and adults understand the alternatives to the training of the teenage brain, and its vulnerability to addiction.     MORE  

Fishing for Answers to Addiction

By Andy Bodle

In laboratories around the world, scientists are carrying out all kinds of weird and wonderful experiments in the name of addiction research. Does the secret really lie in the aquarium? MORE  

Scientists Pinpoint Why Teens Are More Vulnerable to Coke

By Valerie Tejeda

Starting drug use in your teens increases your chance of becoming addicted. We're now closer to understanding exactly why. MORE  

Shrinks May Make Internet Addiction Official

By Valerie Tejeda

But the proposed introduction of "new" mental illnesses to the DSM psychiatrists' bible is highly controversial. MORE  

Coke-Induced Brain Changes May Pass From Father to Son

By Dirk Hanson

Some cocaine-addicted rats and their offspring have blown science's view of how genes are inherited wide open. MORE  

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