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  • Memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression

    The hippocampus is an area of the brain commonly linked with memory and dementia. But new U of T Scarborough research finds that it may also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression. The research, authored by a team of neuroscientists more

  • Understanding addiction in the adolescent mind

    Several studies have provided strong evidence that adolescents--people in their teens to early twenties--have a higher vulnerability than adults to addictive substances like cocaine. To understand the origin of the age effect requires a sensor to effectively measuring how cocaine interacts with diff more

  • Preclinical study suggests path toward non-addictive painkillers

    A pre-clinical study led by Indiana University scientists reports a promising step forward in the search for pain relief methods without the addictive side effects behind the country's current opioid addiction crisis. The research finds that the use of compounds called positive allosteric modulators more

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The Chemistry of Addiction

It’s a sinister condition that affects millions of Americans: addiction. Whether it’s alcohol, drugs, food or gambling, it can ruin lives. In support of National Recovery Month, which calls attention to substance abuse issues and treatment services, Reactions takes a look at the chemistry behind ... more

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Addiction medicine

Addiction medicine Addiction medicine is a medical specialty that deals with the treatment of addiction . The specialty often crosses over into other areas, since various aspects of addiction fall within the fields of public health , psychiatry , ... more

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