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Gene Regulation May Control Addiction, Depression

By Paul Gaita

Researchers discovered that changing genes in the brain can potentially reduce both cravings and depression. MORE  

Is Caffeine Addiction In Your DNA?

By Paul Gaita

New research has found a direct link between caffeine and genetics. MORE  

Sick of Hangovers? Consider Changing Your DNA

By Victoria Kim

A new study revealed that the answer to why you're hungover might be in your genes. MORE  

Genetics Or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

By Valerie Tejeda

If your family has addiction issues in the past, does talking to your children about it help or lead them down the same path? 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  

Our Ape Ancestors Hit the Booze 10 Million Years Ago

By Bryan Le

Scientists have traced back humans' ability to metabolize alcohol to our primate ancestors. MORE  

What I've Learned About Pain Management

By Nic Sheff

I drank and used to escape the pain I was in but my problems only magnified. As it turns out, the clichés are true: the only way to get over those feelings is to go through them. MORE  

What I Inherited

By Amy Dresner

Want to know if genetics plays a role in both addiction and mental illness? Just take a glance at my family tree. 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  

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  

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