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In the Brain, Romantic Love Is Basically an Addiction

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it,” Albert Einstein reportedly said. I’d like to broaden the definition of addiction—and also retire the scientific idea that all addictions are pathological and harmful. Since the beginning of formal diagnostics…


Innovative Detox Report Explores Link Between Mild-to-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury and Addiction

According to a new report published by Las Vegas-based Innovative Detox, significant number of people addicted to either alcohol or prescription opiate painkillers have, at some time in their lives, suffered … alcohol and addiction news


This Is Your Child’s Brain on Alcohol

40,000 children are born each year with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders alcohol and addiction news


Brain Region Responsible For Resisting Alcohol’s Allure

University of Utah Health Sciences University of Utah neuroscientists finds the lateral habenula controls sensitivity to the negative effects of drinking alcohol As recovering spring breakers are regretting binge drinking escapades, it may be hard for them to appreciate that there is a positive side…


A Brain Region for Resisting Alcohol’s Allure

University of Utah neuroscientists report that when a region of the brain called the lateral habenula is chronically inactivated in rats, they repeatedly drink to excess and are less able to learn from the experience. The study, published online in PLOS ONE on April 2,…


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