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Accelerated speed of discovery could lead to more effective smoking cessation aids

January 14, 2020

As smokers know all too well, nicotine is highly addictive. It’s hard to quit smoking, a habit that…
A Person’s Perception of Risk Can Tell Us About Their Chances of Opioid Relapse

December 9, 2019

People in treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks,…
When depression drives you to drink

December 6, 2019

When you drink, do you get depressed? Or is it the reverse: when you’re depressed, do you drink?…
Researchers find clue to preventing addiction relapse

December 3, 2019

With any addiction in which a user has successfully resisted a chemical, activity or substance, relapse is vexing.…
Ketamine might Help Treat Alcohol Addiction by Weakening Memories Associated with Drinking

November 27, 2019

Ketamine has recently been studied in terms of its antidepressant effects, with fairly promising results, yet some new…
Ketamine could help reduce symptoms of alcoholism

November 26, 2019

Alcoholism is a disease. It is always discussed as a poor health choice and as a harmful habit,…
How much do obesity and addictions overlap?

November 4, 2019

A large analysis of personality studies has found that people with obesity behave somewhat like people with addictions…
A rat’s brain, on and off methamphetamine

October 22, 2019

Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant…
Mindfulness May Reduce Opioid Cravings, Study Finds

October 15, 2019

People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use…
Study reveals how drug abstinence changes gene expression, making relapse more likely

October 10, 2019

A new preclinical study by University at Buffalo researchers reveals the genetic basis of relapse, one of the…
Researchers explore the role of psychology in responding to opioid addiction

September 30, 2019

The literature on addictive substances such as alcohol and tobacco has developed consistently over decades of study within…
Researchers working to develop vaccines to fight opioid addiction

September 10, 2019

There are many moments in the human experience when tragedy elicits not only compassion, but inspiration. When Mike…
Social media stress can lead to social media addiction

August 28, 2019

Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their…
Pathological Gaming may a Symptom of other Problems, rather than a Bona Fide Disorder, Study Suggests

August 12, 2019

A new study has recently questioned the idea that pathological gaming – loosely defined as gaming at the…
Just like Food, Money, and Sex, Consuming Information is a Pleasure in its Own Right

June 20, 2019

According to a new study conducted by researchers from UC Berkeley‘s Haas School of Business, the intake of…
Youth drug use trends will compel primary care physicians to keep up

June 14, 2019

The times are changing, and so are drug and alcohol use trends among American youth. These shifts in…
Why fears over smartphone “addiction” are based on flawed evidence

June 14, 2019

Most studies into the impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures say researchers. Surveys are…
Stark Racial, Financial Divides Found in Opioid Addiction Treatment

May 9, 2019

Escaping the grip of opioid addiction doesn’t come easily for anyone. But a new study reveals sharp racial…
Medications to treat opioid addiction are effective, though not widely used

March 27, 2019

With more than 2 million Americans suffering from an opioid use disorder and the escalating rate of deaths…
Study shows power of supportive care for alcohol addiction

March 19, 2019

When it comes to treating addiction, why not ask the people using the substance what would be most…
University of Alberta lab receives funding to help prevent opioid addiction in chronic pain patients

March 19, 2019

The microbiome of the human gut—the ecosystem of bacteria and other microbes that thrive within it—has become the…
Yale experts develop new free app to tackle opioid addiction

March 8, 2019

As the opioid overdose epidemic continues to take its toll, causing 47,600 deaths in 2017, researchers continue to…
Study finds women seek and resist help for alcoholism in different ways than men

February 28, 2019

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that women are less likely to get help for…
Erasing Cocaine-Cue Memories Could Help Prevent Relapse

January 28, 2019

Forty to 60 percent of all people treated for substance use disorders relapse, presenting a major challenge to…
Drug combo shows promise in treatment of depression and addiction

January 11, 2019

The combination of naltrexone and ketamine can help treat both symptoms of addiction and depression, a preliminary study…
Taking on the opioid epidemic

January 8, 2019

Grace Bagwell Adams experienced a number of firsts the day she welcomed her daughter Bonnie into the world.…
Reducing drinking could help with smoking cessation, research finds

December 28, 2018

If quitting smoking is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you might want to consider cutting back on…
Playing video games to cope with anxiety may increase risk for addiction

October 30, 2018

People play video games for different reasons. Some play for entertainment or for the competition, while others game…
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