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Scientists Discover Gene That Links Alcoholism to Heredity

By Paul Gaita

Researchers may have found a genetic way to decrease the amount of alcohol consumption. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 20, 2013

By The Fix staff

Overdose deaths rise for 11th straight year, female smokers at greater risk, and Kate Middleton visits center for recovering addicts. MORE  

Mom Drank Too Much

By Samantha Dunn

I always knew alcoholism would kill my mother. But that hasn't stopped me from trying to understand why.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 17, 2012

By The Fix staff

Cocaine addicts' children may develop resistance to the drug, heroin threatens NY suburbs, and Russell Brand celebrates a decade sober. MORE  

Why Does Pot Make Some People Psychotic?

By Sarah Beller

The risk of marijuana-induced psychosis may have a genetic origin, new research finds. MORE  

The Problem With Genetic Testing for Alcoholism

By McCarton Ackerman

Direct-to-consumer tests for the alcoholism gene may create more harm than good for those who test positive. MORE  

Scientists Find Genetic Link to Web Addiction

By Valerie Tejeda

A new study links compulsive web use with a specific genetic variation, proving "Internet addiction is real." MORE  

Could You Have Taken a Different Path?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell has no regrets, but wishes someone had warned her about alcohol when she was young. MORE  

New Evidence That Genetics Plays a Role in Addiction

By Valerie Tejeda

Adopted kids whose biological parents are substance users are twice as likely to develop their own problems. MORE  

A Fly In the Ointment: A New Perspective on Addiction

By Nic Sheff

After years of speaking about addiction, a fascinating new study has dramatically altered my perception of this insidious disease. It's all about drunk flies. MORE  

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According to the rock star of addiction theory, every addict had a traumatic childhood whether they realize it or not.

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