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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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Your selections: Addiction
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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Psychologist Mark Griffiths discusses how, for a small minority of people, gaming can progress to an addiction.
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  • 18 min
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

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