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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  

Antibody Therapy Shows Promise in Blunting Addict's High

By Victoria Kim

A new antibody medication could prevent an addict's ability to actually get high. MORE  

First Pap Smears Were Conducted On Drunk Guinea Pigs

By Brent McCluskey

Greek pathologist George Papanicolaou wanted to determine the effects of alcohol on guinea pigs and their offspring. MORE  

Texting While Driving Study Compares Phone Use To Drug Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

While almost everybody knows texting and driving is dangerous, a lot of people still do it anyway. MORE  

Researchers Launch Study of OTC Medicine Addiction

By Paul Gaita

A new study will look into the abuse of over-the-counter medication like codeine and non-prescription painkillers. MORE  

Study Explores Cocaine Abuse Medication in Treatment Setting

By John Lavitt

European researchers learned that the lower the impulse control, the greater the chance at reducing cocaine consumption. MORE  

Tripping On Mushrooms Frees The Mind, Study Says

By Brent McCluskey

Just two milligrams of psilocybin can create new neural pathways that increase organized cross-brain activity. MORE  

Mind Over Matter: Psychologist Explains the Biology of Addiction

By Paul Gaita

Dr. Brad Lander has shown how a small part of the brain controlling motivation and pleasure is the key to understanding addictive behavior. MORE  

N.J. Internet Gambling Addiction Is Subject of Rutgers Study

By Paul Gaita

Concerned about the impact of internet gambling, Rutgers will examine who, how, and why people become addicted. MORE  

Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

By Paul Gaita

A new study shows that banned drugs and even anabolic steroids are still found in dietary supplements and sexual enhancement aids. MORE  

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