Certain neurons responsible for nicotine addiction

Dec 27, 2014 by

A new study indicates that there are specific neurons in the brain’s reward system that are active during use and withdrawal from nicotine – not two separate systems in the brain....

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Smoking interferes with neurocognitive recovery during break from alcohol...

Nov 17, 2014 by

A new study of people in treatment found that smoking influenced their neurocognitive recovery....

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Fish oil may help brains damaged by alcohol

Aug 11, 2014 by

A new study on fish oil and the effects of alcohol on the brain found a 90% decrease in neuroinflammation and neuronal death in brain cells that had been given alcohol and DHA, compared to just alcohol....

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Oreos as addictive as cocaine or morphine

Nov 20, 2013 by

A professor and his students at Connecticut College found that for lab rats, Oreo cookies appear to be as addictive as cocaine or morphine....

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New study shows we may be able to erase addiction memories

Jul 10, 2013 by

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but a new study may show that we can erase our memories of addiction. In rats, scientists deactivated a brain pathway linked to the memories that cause alcohol cravings. By avoiding...

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