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Addiction and the Brain

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Women's Hormones Play a Role in Drug Addiction,.. → Women's Hormones Play a Role in Drug Addiction,.. →

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Women’s hormonal cycles may not only make them more prone to drug addiction but also more affected by triggers that lead to relapse, a ...

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Women's Hormones Play a Role in Drug Addiction, Higher Relapse Rates

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Women’s hormonal cycles may not only make them more prone to drug addiction but also more affected by triggers that lead to relapse, a new ...

This is what happens to your brain when you take.. → This is what happens to your brain when you take.. →

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Dr. Samoon Ahmad is a practicing psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist. He explains what happens to someone's brain when they take Xanax. ...

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2 Video-Video jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Benzos jplist-topic-Prescription-Pills jplist-topic-Science jplist-topic-Xanax 0 344009 344009 Dr. Samoon Ahmad is a practicing psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist. He explains what happens to someone's brain when they take Xanax. He also discusses some of the long-term side effects of using Xanax. Description from Business Insider

This is what happens to your brain when you take Xanax

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Dr. Samoon Ahmad is a practicing psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist. He explains what happens to someone's brain when they take Xanax. He also ...

Dopamine, Cocaine, and Addiction Dopamine, Cocaine, and Addiction

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The brain’s mesolimbic dopamine system, its reward pathway, is stimulated by all types of reinforcing stimuli, such as food, sex, and ...

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3 Video-Video jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Cocaine jplist-topic-Dopamine jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Video 0 344025 344025 The brain’s mesolimbic dopamine system, its reward pathway, is stimulated by all types of reinforcing stimuli, such as food, sex, and many drugs of abuse, including cocaine. Description from medXclusive Learning

Dopamine, Cocaine, and Addiction

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The brain’s mesolimbic dopamine system, its reward pathway, is stimulated by all types of reinforcing stimuli, such as food, sex, and many drugs of ...

Your Brain on Crack Cocaine Your Brain on Crack Cocaine

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Your Brain on Crack Cocaine

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Is addiction a “brain disease”? Is addiction a “brain disease”?

Harvard Medical School article by Dr. Michael Beier

In the Harvard Medical School article by Dr. Micahel Beier, he writes, "There are many good reasons to emphasize the biological ...

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5 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiotion-Disease jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Science-Of-Addiction 0 344046 344046 In the Harvard Medical School article by Dr. Micahel Beier, he writes, "There are many good reasons to emphasize the biological underpinnings of substance use disorders. Perhaps most important, the biologic basis of this chronic disease is a strong argument for parity: that is, treating (and funding treatment for) addiction on par with other “biologic” diseases."

Is addiction a “brain disease”?

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In the Harvard Medical School article by Dr. Micahel Beier, he writes, "There are many good reasons to emphasize the biological underpinnings of ...

Teen Brain Development Teen Brain Development

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Teen Brain Development

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Why do Our Brains Get Addicted? Why do Our Brains Get Addicted?

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Neuroscientist Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH, applies a lens of addiction to the obesity ...

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7 Video-Video jplist-topic-Addicted jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Obesity jplist-topic-Science 0 344155 344155 Neuroscientist Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH, applies a lens of addiction to the obesity epidemic. Description from TEDMED

Why do Our Brains Get Addicted?

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Neuroscientist Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH, applies a lens of addiction to the obesity ...

This is Your Brain on Heroin This is Your Brain on Heroin

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Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics. Description from ...

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This is Your Brain on Heroin

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Sanjay Gupta explains what happens to your brain on opiates, the key ingredient in heroin and other powerful narcotics. Description from CNN

Mechanism of Drug Addiction in the Brain,.. → Mechanism of Drug Addiction in the Brain,.. →

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Mechanism of Drug Addiction in the Brain, Animation

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How Your Brain is Wired to Just Say 'Yes' to.. → How Your Brain is Wired to Just Say 'Yes' to.. →

Article from The Conversation by Paul R. Sanberg and Samantha Portis

According to Sanberg and Portis, "Brain scientists have known for decades that opioids are complex and difficult substances to manage when ...

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10 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-fentanyl jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Prescriptions 0 344056 344056 According to Sanberg and Portis, "Brain scientists have known for decades that opioids are complex and difficult substances to manage when it comes to addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 20 percent of the patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, and between 8 and 12 percent of those who use prescription opioids develop a use disorder." This article explains how opioid's affect the brain. 

How Your Brain is Wired to Just Say 'Yes' to Opioids

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According to Sanberg and Portis, "Brain scientists have known for decades that opioids are complex and difficult substances to manage when it comes ...

Drugs and the Brain Drugs and the Brain

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According to NIDA, "Drugs interfere with the way neurons send, receive, and process signals via neurotransmitters. Some drugs, such as ...

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11 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Science 0 344080 344080 According to NIDA, "Drugs interfere with the way neurons send, receive, and process signals via neurotransmitters. Some drugs, such as marijuana and heroin, can activate neurons because their chemical structure mimics that of a natural neurotransmitter in the body." This article explains how drugs affect the human brain. 

Drugs and the Brain

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According to NIDA, "Drugs interfere with the way neurons send, receive, and process signals via neurotransmitters. Some drugs, such as marijuana and ...

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of.. → Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of.. →

Report from National Institute on Drug Abuse

According to NIDA, "Use and misuse of alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs, and misuse of prescription drugs cost Americans more than $700 ...

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12 Research-Report-Research-Report jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Behavior jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Science 0 344092 344092 According to NIDA, "Use and misuse of alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs, and misuse of prescription drugs cost Americans more than $700 billion a year in increased health care costs, crime, and lost productivity. Every year, illicit and prescription drugs and alcohol contribute to the death of more than 90,000 Americans, while tobacco is linked to an estimated 480,000 deaths per year." This research report explains how science provides solutions for drug use and addiction.

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

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According to NIDA, "Use and misuse of alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs, and misuse of prescription drugs cost Americans more than $700 billion a ...

The Reward Circuit: How the Brain Responds to.. → The Reward Circuit: How the Brain Responds to.. →

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The Reward Circuit: How the Brain Responds to Natural Rewards and Drugs

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The Science of Opioid Addiction and Treatment The Science of Opioid Addiction and Treatment

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The Science of Opioid Addiction and Treatment

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Drugs, Brain and Behavior Drugs, Brain and Behavior

The Science of Addiction published by NIDA

This infographic, published by NIDA, explains the science behind the disease of addiction, focusing on the effects that happen when the ...

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15 Infographic-Infographic jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Science-Of-Addiction 0 344217 344217 This infographic, published by NIDA, explains the science behind the disease of addiction, focusing on the effects that happen when the brain is exposed to substances.

Drugs, Brain and Behavior

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This infographic, published by NIDA, explains the science behind the disease of addiction, focusing on the effects that happen when the brain is ...

Is Addiction a "Brain Disease?" Is Addiction a "Brain Disease?"

Article from Harvard Health Publishing by Michael Bierer, MD

According to Michael Bierer, MD, "There are many good reasons to emphasize the biological underpinnings of substance use disorders. Perhaps ...

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16 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Science 0 344099 344099 According to Michael Bierer, MD, "There are many good reasons to emphasize the biological underpinnings of substance use disorders. Perhaps most important, the biologic basis of this chronic disease is a strong argument for parity: that is, treating (and funding treatment for) addiction on par with other “biologic” diseases." This article looks into the science of addiction, and what all of that means for overcoming addiction. 

Is Addiction a "Brain Disease?"

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According to Michael Bierer, MD, "There are many good reasons to emphasize the biological underpinnings of substance use disorders. Perhaps most ...

Heroin in the Brain Heroin in the Brain

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According to PBS, "In 1972 brain researchers from Johns Hopkins University made a puzzling discovery that would illuminate scientists' ...

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17 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Heroin jplist-topic-Opioids jplist-topic-Overdose jplist-topic-Science 0 344110 344110 According to PBS, "In 1972 brain researchers from Johns Hopkins University made a puzzling discovery that would illuminate scientists' understanding of drug addiction. They found that the human brain's neurons had specific receptor sites for opiate drugs: opium, heroin, codeine and morphine." This article explains how heroin affects the human brain. 

Heroin in the Brain

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According to PBS, "In 1972 brain researchers from Johns Hopkins University made a puzzling discovery that would illuminate scientists' understanding ...

Exercising the Alcoholic Brain May Help Recovery Exercising the Alcoholic Brain May Help Recovery

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Budd T says, "Discovering exactly how alcohol damages the brain may give scientists the keys to providing alcoholics with a better chance ...

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18 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Alcoholic jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-exercise jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Science 0 344123 344123 Budd T says, "Discovering exactly how alcohol damages the brain may give scientists the keys to providing alcoholics with a better chance of recovery through improved therapies and pharmaceutical treatment." This article explains how the brain is modified by alcohol, and discusses how exercising the brain may improve the brain's ability to regrow during recovery from alcoholism. 

Exercising the Alcoholic Brain May Help Recovery

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Budd T says, "Discovering exactly how alcohol damages the brain may give scientists the keys to providing alcoholics with a better chance of recovery ...

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According to Recovery Research Institute, "Three out of 100 adolescents 12-17, and five out of 100 young adults 18-25 have a cannabis use ...

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Brain Imaging to Understand Adolescent Cannabis Recovery

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According to Recovery Research Institute, "Three out of 100 adolescents 12-17, and five out of 100 young adults 18-25 have a cannabis use disorder ...

Can the Brain Recover From Addiction? Can the Brain Recover From Addiction?

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In this episode, Can The Brain Recover From Addiction, we explore the brain's recovery from addiction to substances, like opioids and ...

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Can the Brain Recover From Addiction?

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In this episode, Can The Brain Recover From Addiction, we explore the brain's recovery from addiction to substances, like opioids and alcohol, and ...

Punishment, the brain, and compulsive drinking Punishment, the brain, and compulsive drinking

Article from Addiction Policy Forum by Mark Gold, MD

According to Dr. Mark Gold, "Heavy drinking and binge drinking on their own, while still risky, are not the only problem. In a study ...

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21 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-alcoholism jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Drinking jplist-topic-Science-Of-Addiction 0 345470 345470 According to Dr. Mark Gold, "Heavy drinking and binge drinking on their own, while still risky, are not the only problem. In a study published in Science, researchers took up this question: what leads only some individuals who drink heavily to drink compulsively? They tracked neuron activity in mice to gauge how experiences of punishment in the brain might affect compulsive drinking patterns."This article discusses the findings of that study and the roles of fear and punishment in AUD. 

Punishment, the brain, and compulsive drinking

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According to Dr. Mark Gold, "Heavy drinking and binge drinking on their own, while still risky, are not the only problem. In a study published ...

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From the article:"The brain is your supercomputer, it is involved in everything you do. Moreover, it plays a central role in your ...

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22 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Behavior jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Science-Of-Addiction 0 345944 345944 From the article:"The brain is your supercomputer, it is involved in everything you do. Moreover, it plays a central role in your vulnerability to addiction and your ability to recover and maintain sobriety. When your brain works right, your life works right; and when your brain is in trouble, you are much more likely to have trouble in your life. "This article discusses how the brain can drive addictive behavior.

The Truth About Why Your Brain Drives Your Behavior and Addiction

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From the article:"The brain is your supercomputer, it is involved in everything you do. Moreover, it plays a central role in your vulnerability to ...

Is Teen Drug Use Related to Brain Size? Is Teen Drug Use Related to Brain Size?

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From the article:"Researchers found that higher levels of alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use before age 19 correlated with ...

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23 Article-Article jplist-topic-Brain-Size jplist-topic-Science-Of-Addiction jplist-topic-Talk-To-Kids jplist-topic-Teens 0 346019 346019 From the article:"Researchers found that higher levels of alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use before age 19 correlated with significantly less “gray matter” in two brain areas at age 25."Less gray matter in a brain area could mean it contains fewer nerve cells (neurons), which might reduce that brain area’s ability to function in a healthy way.

Is Teen Drug Use Related to Brain Size?

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From the article:"Researchers found that higher levels of alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use before age 19 correlated with significantly less ...

How Alcohol Causes the Brain to Shrink How Alcohol Causes the Brain to Shrink

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According to Buddy T, "Although it is true that chronic alcohol abuse does cause significant brain damage, much of that damage can be ...

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24 Article-Article jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Brain jplist-topic-Shrink 0 376705 376705 According to Buddy T, "Although it is true that chronic alcohol abuse does cause significant brain damage, much of that damage can be reversed with abstinence and alcoholics can obtain long-term sobriety in spite of deficits in decision-making."This article explains how alcohol can cause the brain to shrink along with other damaging effects.

How Alcohol Causes the Brain to Shrink

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According to Buddy T, "Although it is true that chronic alcohol abuse does cause significant brain damage, much of that damage can be reversed with ...

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