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Researchers have revealed why users are so much more prone to disease
By tinkering with the enzyme's structure, researchers have improved its stability and ability to break down cocaine.
You have to disentangle the pain relief effects from the euphoric ones.
In a new study, "hypersexual" brains don't respond to sexual images the same way that drug addicts' brains respond to images of drugs.
In 2010, OxyContin introduced a new formula that drug abusers can't crush to a powder to snort or inject. This is how it works, chemically, and whether it actually deters abuse.
The treatment is now ready for human trials.
Researchers are plugging in smokers, alcoholics, and even crack addicts to expose them to a relapse environment--and teach them how to deal with it. Will it work?
A new study found that lasers can zap away cocaine use behaviors in rats.
It certainly looks that way if you hang around beer people.
MIT researchers have identified and manipulated the part of the brain that controls habits.
'Hypersexual disorder' might be included in the updated mental health bible, but first scientists have to define it. UCLA scientists have some suggestions.
A study shows how fast food chains' logos are enough to light up pleasure centers in children's brains.
A new study links super-caffeinated beverages to substance abuse, violence and reckless sexuality
A study of social smokers and addicts reveals a likely genetic culprit
A nonaddictive drug for chronic pain
Neuroscience: How nicotine rewires your noggin.
Society has been fighting the plague of addictions without knowing how drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol hot-wire the brain's pleasure response. Now researchers may be closing in on a magic bullet.
Workaholics, shopaholics, compulsive exercisers: Where do we draw the line on addiction?