- Selfishness and a lack of self-control are linked because both require a person to see things from a different point of view: the perspective of another person or the perspective of their future self.
- Drug tests are difficult to pass, but there are a few methods that can help your results turn out clean.
- Mice can communicate through odor that they are feeling sensitive to pain, causing other mice nearby to feel the same way.
- Pink, also known as U-47700, is more potent than heroin but is still legal in most states.
- New research backs the idea that using marijuana higher in THC can increase users' risk of developing a drug dependency.
- A new study has suggested that smoking weed every day does not help with sleep, but rather compromises sleep quality.
- Prescription painkiller abuse has given birth to an unprecedented amount of new heroin users.
- Researchers said methamphetamine and exercise target those reward centers in the brain that are also involved in the maintenance of the circadian rhythms.
- Activating the part of a person’s brain associated with emotions could help people avoid relapsing on cocaine when they get an urge to use.
- Children with a dead or otherwise absent parent are more likely to take up risky behaviors by age 11, a new study suggests.
- Certain foods trigger addiction centers in the brain, making it difficult to resist temptation.
- Clonazepam and alprazolam have similar uses and side effects, but also may be used to treat quite different disorders.
Historically, addiction has been defined as physical and/or psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco, heroin, caffeine and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain.