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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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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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Psychologist Mark Griffiths discusses how, for a small minority of people, gaming can progress to an addiction.
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This week at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago announced a new finding that provides a fresh answer to this persistent question that plagues people addicted to alcohol.
This video from the American Chemical Society takes a look at the chemistry behind addiction.
  • American Chemical Society
For most people, gambling is a recreational activity. But for a significant minority, it progresses to a serious problem.
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Can imaging tell us if scary labels on cigarette packages prompt smokers to quit? Researchers look for signs that might track how persuasive psychological and social interventions will be.
  • The Dana Foundation
A neuroscientist reveals the surprising — and far-reaching — effects of marijuana on the developing brain.
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When you suddenly stop taking a drug that you've regularly consumed, it's hard for the body to adjust, resulting in the unpleasant symptoms of drug withdrawal.
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Three neuroscientists discuss how addiction is a disease of the brain, as well as prospects for improved pharmacological treatments.
  • The Kavli Foundation
Would we have Poe’s Raven today if the tormented author had taken lithium to suppress his bipolar illness?
What does 'addiction' mean? Explore how researchers understand addiction and find out the science behind it.
  • Wellcome Trust
Learn how alcohol and nicotine affect the brain, and why they are illegal for children and teens in this series of lesson plans.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse

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