New Brain Reward Pathway To Addiction Is Discovered

New Brain Reward Pathway To Addiction Is Discovered

Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) say they have identified the role that glutamate may play in forming the chemical loop required for the development of addiction. The Role That Glutamate Plays In Substance Addiction Substance addiction is, in its physical essence, the result of a series of complex, lasting changes in […]

The Stigma Of Addiction And How It Can Be Stopped!

The Stigma Of Addiction And How It Can Be Stopped!

By Jeanene Swanson Major medical societies define addiction as a brain disease and scientific papers have called for the treatment of substance use disorders like the treatment of any other disease. But many addicted people are still battling the stigma associated with being a “drug addict” or an “alcoholic”— labels that suggest they’re bad people […]

Marijuana Use And Schizophrenia: Is There A Genetic Link?

Marijuana Use And Schizophrenia: Is There A Genetic Link?

Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric condition that affects around 1 percent of the population. It can be a debilitating illness without proper treatment, and even with treatment, can severely limit a person’s ability to participate in the routine activities of life. The illness is characterized by delusions, auditory and visual hallucinations and disorganized thinking. Gene […]

Why Won’t We Ever Be Rid Of Addiction?

Why Won’t We Ever Be Rid Of Addiction?

By Meghan Vivo No time for natural remedies to help you fall asleep? Craving another helping of fries even though your doctor has told you to watch the saturated fats? No problem, science has got you covered. In a culture that has become hyper-focused on easy fixes, we expect a simple solution for every ailment. If a pill can give you […]