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By On November 26th, 2018

MRI scans reveal “hot spots” of activity in the brain of those with substance abuse issues

While we all understand the broad strokes of substance abuse, many of the finer details about how addiction forms and functions have escaped even the most talented researchers. However, new research published in the journal Translational Psychiatry could help us understand the mechanisms beneath substance dependence and find new targets for treatment. As the report…

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By On July 6th, 2015

Eye Color Predicts Alcohol Dependence Risk

Eye color may seem like a trivial feature, but a new novel study by genetic researchers at the University of Vermont shows eye color may be an indicator of whether you are likely to be an alcoholic. The study, published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, suggests individuals with blue eyes face…

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By On April 8th, 2014

How To Spot The Early Signs Of Addiction

While mental health practitioners are normally expected to assist those with conditions ranging from depression to schizophrenia, it is often forgotten that the most widespread mental health issue we see is addiction. Whether it is an addiction to drugs and alcohol or gambling, or any other activity that fuels a damaging compulsion, addiction plagues countless…

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By On March 31st, 2014

Can An App Help Keep Recovering Alcoholics Sober?

Recovering alcoholics struggle with relapse on a daily basis, but a new smart phone app aims to help with staying clean. According to the creators of the app, recovering alcoholics who use the app had a much easier time avoiding alcohol up to a year after leaving rehab compared to those who did not use…

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By On October 22nd, 2013

Binge Drinking May Increase The Risk Of Stroke

It isn’t news to most that binge drinking can be bad for your health, but we are just now learning exactly how the over consumption of alcohol wrecks your body. In particular, a new study shows that binge drinking, even relatively rarely, can have terrible consequences for your health. And, the toll is more than…

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By On June 27th, 2013

Can Alchoholism Be Treated By Flipping a Switch in the Brain?

Alcohol addiction tears apart many lives and families, but a future solution may be as simple as flipping a switch in the brain. As reported by BioscienceTechnology.com, researchers from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco have identified and deactivated a brain pathway linked to memories that caused alcohol cravings in…

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