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Brain Abnormalities In Gamblers Different From Drug Addicts

By Shawn Dwyer

A new study has shown that gambling addicts don't have the same brain alterations as abusers of cocaine or heroin. MORE  

Study Shows That Some Brains Are More Wired Towards Sex

By Bryan Le

Researchers used EEG scans to determine that some people are more sensitive to sexually explicit images, though that doesn't mean they're addicted to sex. MORE  

Pot Could Affect Development of Teenage Brain

By Bryan Le

Using pot during a time when the brain is shaping itself in preparation for adult life could be detrimental, researchers say. MORE  

Stroke Cures Coke Addict

By McCarton Ackerman

Scientists say the extraordinary case of a stroke ending a 20-year cocaine addiction could unravel some of the mysteries of the brain. MORE  

Can a New Simple Test Predict Alcoholism?

By Chrisanne Grise

Scientists have developed a simple Pavlovian test that may identify alcoholic predisposition in the brain. MORE  

Drunk Brains Forget Facts But Not Feelings

By May Wilkerson

Alcohol may cause you to forget experiences—but not emotions—according to a new study. MORE  

Bath Salts May Be as Addictive as Cocaine

By Valerie Tejeda

New research supports the recent US ban, revealing the designer drug's addictive potential. MORE  

Addiction: It's Hiding Right Over Your Nose

By May Wilkerson

Science gets closer to explaining how some of our brains are hard-wired for addiction. MORE  

Brains on Cocaine "Age Faster"

By McCarton Ackerman

Cocaine use causes premature memory loss and mental decline, say scientists. MORE  

Men and Women Respond Differently to Cocaine

By Valerie Tejeda

A new study reports that cocaine acts differently in the brains of different genders. The findings may spur scientists to develop more targeted treatments for addiction. MORE  

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