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Brain Neuron Is Linked to Nicotine Addiction

By Paul Gaita

A neuron in the brain triggered by nicotine withdrawal may provide scientists with answers as to why people become addicted to cigarettes. MORE  

Study Attempts to Link Teen Brain Structures and Alcoholism Risks

By Paul Gaita

Researchers employed brain scans to see which factors in a teens' developing brain could lead to alcohol dependency. MORE  

Children of Addicts Must Work Harder to Fight Impulses

By Brent McCluskey

Researchers found that improperly developed brains were as much of a factor as being in a substance abusing environment. MORE  

Brain Damage Caused By Meth Looks a Lot Like Schizophrenia

By John Lavitt

Australian researchers found that meth caused the same structural damage seen in the brains of schizophrenics. MORE  

Mind Over Matter: Psychologist Explains the Biology of Addiction

By Paul Gaita

Dr. Brad Lander has shown how a small part of the brain controlling motivation and pleasure is the key to understanding addictive behavior. MORE  

Study Describes E-Cigarettes as Gateway To Illegal Drugs

By John Lavitt

A pair of scientists claimed in the New England Journal of Medicine that electronic cigarettes can alter brain chemistry like cocaine. MORE  

Neural Plasticity Highlighted By Brain’s Response to Addiction

By John Lavitt

A new research study concluded that the malleability of the brain through addictive stimuli should prompt a wide range of treatments. MORE  

Researchers Reveal New Images of Cocaine's Effect on the Brain

By Victoria Kim

Images of a mouse brain revealed how cocaine affects tiny blood vessels in the brain. MORE  

Can Deep Brain Stimulation Cure Addiction?

By Jeanene Swanson

This relatively simple neurosurgical procedure can be used to treat a variety of disorders originating from abnormal brain activity such as Parkinson's, OCD, Tourette's, and more. So why does nobody know about it? MORE  

Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

By Victoria Kim

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse. MORE  

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