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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Cure Addiction?

By Jeanene Swanson

This relatively simple neurosurgical procedure can be used to treat a variety of disorders originating from abnormal brain activity such as Parkinson's, OCD, Tourette's, and more. So why does nobody know about it? MORE  

Pill Aims to Get You Drunk Without the Hangover

By Shawn Dwyer

London-based professor Dr. David Nutt claims to have found the path to inebriation without the consequences. MORE  

Brain Scans Cast Doubt on "Sex Addiction"

By Victoria Kim

Sex addicts' brains don't respond to sexual images in the way that drug addicts' brains respond to images of drugs, researchers find. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 3, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Would-be assassin wanted to "punish" Obama over drug policy, the public hands in 371 tons of unused Rx drugs, and "Billy the Exterminator" is guilty of synthetic pot possession. MORE  

Video: Why "Just Say No" Just Won't Work

By Fionna Agomuoh

The head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse uses MRI scans to show how addiction changes our brains. MORE  

Gambling Addiction Drug Could Happen

By McCarton Ackerman

Japanese scientists uncover the brain's responses to winning and losing money. MORE  

How Our Highly-Evolved Salt Craving Makes Coke and Heroin Harder to Kick

By Jason Gotlieb

Drug addictions follow the same neural networks as an ancient urge for salt, says study. MORE  

Salt Cravings Linked to Addiction, Says New Study

By Dirk Hanson

Scientists studying the ancient appetite for salt believe that drug gratification makes use of the same evolutionary pathway. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Miss Russia Rushes into Rehab, A New Debate over Sex Addiction, and Magic Mushrooms Make a Comeback—as Treatment. MORE  

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