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Addiction

The general topic of addiction, including craving and directly-related issues of mental health and biology.

Sugary Food Addiction Wars?

Rats were given a diet of Hormel bacon, Sara Lee pound cake, Cheesecake Factory cheesecake and Pillsbury cake frosting. The result? Rat brain patterns matched those associated with escalating cocaine intake. Continue Reading...

Texas Judge William Adams – Beating Addiction?

At first it was an unspecified “addiction” and then speculated to be an addiction to domestic abuse. Now we learn the Adams family secret is Judge Adams’ pain pill addiction. Continue Reading...

Age 13 – 29 : the “Deformative Years”

According to SAMHSA reports, your son is likely to try drugs at age 13, but if he develops a substance abuse problem, he won’t seek first treatment until he’s 29. Welcome to the “deformative years” Continue Reading...

Harm Reduction Wins, Safe Injection Site Stays

Insite, the only legal supervised injection site in North America, offers clean needles for injection drug use and various health care resources for struggling addicts. Continue Reading...

ASAM (finally) Says Addiction is More than Substance Abuse

For the first time, The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has taken an official position that addiction is more than problematic substance abuse. But the new definition has some worried about what this could mean for the treatment field. Continue Reading...

Eternal Sunshine of the Cokeless Mind

Who knew that a pill used to treat hypertension can also erase memories? This unintentional discovery has researchers hoping that they’ve found the first way to treat cocaine abuse, not just withdrawal symptoms. Continue Reading...

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