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Can Parkinson’s Drugs Cause Addictive Behavior?

By Paul Gaita

The class of Parkinson's drugs known as dopamine receptor agonists can potentially make users more susceptible to compulsive behaviors. MORE  

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  

New York State Lags In Dealing With Gambling Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite making more than any other state from gambling, New York lags behind gaming meccas like Nevada and New Jersey in funding addiction treatment. MORE  

New Study Finds Link Between Gambling and Homelessness

By John Lavitt

The homeless are nine times more likely to have experienced some form of gambling addiction, according to researchers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

John Daly admits losing $90 million to casinos, Roy Hargrove sentenced for cocaine possession, and U.K. recognizes drugs as part of its economy. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 14, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Coach busted for buying coke at school, grandma ditches kids for casino, Colorado intros pot vending machine, and man arrested three times in three days for huffing. MORE  

Researchers Identify Brain Area Tied to Problem Gambling

By Victoria Kim

Turns out those who suffer injuries in the insula cortex, which controls consciousness and motor control, are more rational about gambling outcomes, even compared to those with healthy brains. MORE  

Las Vegas Seniors Sucked In By Gambling Addiction

By John Lavitt

As the world's gambling mecca and a top retirement destination, Las Vegas ensnares unsuspecting seniors armed with Social Security checks and a load of free time. MORE  

Scientists Find a Way to Reduce Gambling Impulse

By Allison McCabe

Using mice gambling for sugar pellets in a "rat casino," researchers have discovered how to curb behaviors associated with pathological gambling. MORE  

Addiction: Not a Brain Disease, Nor a DSM Diagnosis

By Lance Dodes MD

A leading psychiatrist examines the unprecedented rejection of his profession's new diagnostic system by the federal mental health research establishment. His conclusion? A plague on both their houses. MORE  

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