Natural 'high' could avoid chronic marijuana use

Replenishing the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana, a Vanderbilt University study suggests.

Dec 2

Categories: Addictions

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Risks of Adolescent alcohol use and abuse

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) are zeroing in on brain factors and behaviors that put teens at risk of alcohol use and abuse even before they start drinking.

Nov 18

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Food Craving Is Stronger, but Controllable, for Kids

Children show stronger food craving than adolescents and adults, but they are also able to use a cognitive strategy that reduces craving, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Sep 10

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder develop from the same ...

Researchers at the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre have traced the origins of ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder, and found that they develop from the same neurocognitive deficits, which in turn explains why ...

Aug 13

Categories: Addictions, Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...

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Aggressive behaviour increases adolescent drinking, depression doesn't

Adolescents who behave aggressively are more likely to drink alcohol and in larger quantities than their peers, according to a recent study completed in Finland.

Aug 8

Categories: Addictions, Aggression & Violence, Depression, Post Partum ...

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Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Oxford researchers say figures should galvanise governments to make mental health more of a priority

Aug 7

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia, Smoking ...

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Smoking may contribute to suicide risk

Cigarette smokers are more likely to commit suicide than people who don’t smoke, studies have shown. This reality has been attributed to the fact that people with psychiatric disorders, who have higher suicide rates, also tend to smoke. But new ...

Jul 22

Categories: Addictions, Suicide Prevention

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Fish Oil May Benefit Alcohol Abusers

Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study. Many human studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia. The ...

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions

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Medications can help adults with alcohol use disorders reduce drinking

Several medications can help people with alcohol use disorders maintain abstinence or reduce drinking, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions

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Brain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction

Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour – known commonly as sex addiction – similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, according to a University of Cambridge study.

Jul 15

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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Addiction starts with an overcorrection in the brain

Brigham Young University professor Scott Steffensen and his collaborators have published three new scientific papers that detail the brain mechanisms involved with addictive substances. "Addiction is a brain disease that could be treated like any ...

Jul 4

Categories: Addictions

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How often do men really think about sex?

We've all been told that men think about you-know-what far too often - every seven seconds, by some accounts. Most of us have entertained this idea for long enough to be skeptical. However, rather than merely wonder about whether this is true, stop ...

Jun 25

Categories: Addictions, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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Cocaine-Eating Enzyme Could Cure Addiction and Overdoses

Certain bacteria found in the dirt near coca plants are powered by an enzyme that eats cocaine. Unfortunately, the enzyme breaks down quickly at body temperature, meaning it can't be used to treat human overdoses or addiction. Now, though, ...

Jun 25

Categories: Addictions

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Alcohol abuse damage in neurones at a molecular scale identified for ...

Joint research between the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the University of Nottingham opens up pathways for generating new pharmaceutical drugs and therapies that enhance the life of alcoholic persons .

Jun 17

Categories: Addictions

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New online test measures the level of addiction to tobacco

Being the leading 
preventable cause of premature death and disabling diseases, a team of researchers from the Mexican Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER) developed a virtual platform that measures the level of addiction of smokers, while ...

Jun 3

Categories: Addictions

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