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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  

Phase of Addiction Has Big Impact on Effectiveness of Drug Treatment

By Victoria Kim

Study shows that certain drug treatments may be more effective in stopping drug seeking behavior in established addicts than in new addicts. MORE  

Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

By Paul Gaita

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain. 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  

Cocaine Use May Decrease Addiction in Male Offspring

By Shawn Dwyer

New study shows it's possible for a drug-using dad to shape his son's resistance. MORE  

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