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Research in rat models suggests that protection against intense drug craving may come from the reward of social interactions.
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We all know that kids spend many hours a day using smartphones but what is it doing to their brains?
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In response to the rising opioid epidemic, neuroscience researchers worldwide are working to develop new treatments for chronic pain.
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The understanding of the molecular docking station, or receptor, to which nicotine binds informed what we know about addiction and shaped the way we view smoking.
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Learn about the reward prediction error hypothesis as it applies to addiction and reward cues in thebrain.
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What can the flick of a rat’s tail tell us about opioid addiction? More than you might think.
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As Zachary Pennington watched friends and family grapple with substance dependency and anxiety disorders, he knew he wanted to find a way to help.
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What happens in the brain of someone who has smoked pot?
  • Scientific American
Learn how the neurotransmitter dopamine contributes to substance use disorder.
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  • 4 min
Let's view a journey into your brain as a young neuron and his professor do their best to explain how addiction works in their own ways.
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  • 4 min
Teens are wired to learn — but this same wiring makes them vulnerable to addiction. Learn more in this video featuring neuroscientist Frances Jensen.
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  • 3 min
Opioids have become a topic of great interest on Capitol Hill as addiction and overdose rates continue to increase across the country.
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