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- Researchers were able to reverse the urge to drink in rats dependent on alcohol by switching off specific neurons in the brain.
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- With more Americans using marijuana regularly, it's time we better understood the risks associated with this drug.
- Scientists found a way to test whether smoking pot affects your willingness to work.
- A new kind of non-addictive painkiller works in monkeys, providing hope that a safer opioid could someday be a reality.
- New research reaffirms that bipolar teens are at high risk of developing drug problems as they age.
- The heroin epidemic is getting worse and stigmatizing drug abusers isn't helping to curb use.
- Canadian researchers discover how stoned rats react to potential rewards.
- Scientists discover exactly how a particular neurotransmitter influences the brain's reaction to cocaine.
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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.