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  1. Gambling Hot Spot Found in the Brain

    Aug. 2, 2006 -- Researchers may have hit the jackpot by identifying the key area of the brain involved in gambling behaviors. Using brain imaging, a new study has pinpointed specific areas of the brain that light up when people gamble or gauge risk vs. reward. Researchers say the finding could help

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  2. New Clue on Family Alcoholism Risk

    June 26, 2006 -- In families with a history of alcoholism, personality may influence who becomes or doesn't become an alcoholic. Richard Grucza, PhD, MPE, and colleagues report the news in July's issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Grucza's team focused on novelty seeking, a per

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  3. Video Game Addiction No Fun

    At an addiction treatment center in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, teenagers and young adults begin detox by admitting they are powerless over their addiction. But these addicts aren't hooked on drugs or alcohol. They are going cold turkey to break their dependence on video games. Keith Bakker, dire

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  4. Coffee Might Curb Alcoholic Cirrhosis

    June 12, 2006 -- Coffee may contain an ingredient that protects the liver against alcoholic cirrhosis cirrhosis, a new study shows. The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, shows that among more than 125,000 people studied for up to 22 years, coffee drinkers were less likely to be

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  5. Rx Drug Abuse: Common and Dangerous

    In the 1970s, parents worried that their longhaired, bell-bottomed teenagers were getting drunk or smoking marijuana. Today, dangers also come in the form of prescription medicines -- from opioid pain relievers such as OxyContin to ADHD drugs such as Ritalin. Prescription drug abuse appears to be on

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  6. Older Drug Helps Alcoholics Abstain

    May 2, 2006 -- A widely ignored drug was found to help alcoholics stop drinking, while a newer medication did not seem to be effective in a large, widely anticipated study of treatments for alcohol dependence. Results from the trial are published in the May 3 issue of the Journal of the American Med

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  7. New Clues on Alcoholism in Families

    April 24, 2006 -- Researchers have identified several traits that may increase the risk of alcoholism for people who have a family history of alcoholism. The finding comes from a study of 175 young adults without alcoholism. Half of the participants had a family history of alcoholism. Participants t

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  8. FDA OKs New Alcoholism Treatment

    April 14, 2006 -- The FDA has approved a new drug called Vivitrol to help treat alcoholism. The announcement was made in a news release by the pharmaceutical companies Alkermes, which makes Vivitrol, and Cephalon, which markets the drug. Vivitrol is the first and only injectable drug given once per

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  9. Amphetamines Affect Sexes Differently

    April 10, 2006 -- Men's and women's brains may be affected differently by amphetamines, a group of commonly abused stimulant drugs including methamphetamine. A new study suggests that amphetamines have a more pronounced effect on men's brains and triggers the release of three times as much of the fe

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  10. Smoking May Hinder Alcoholism Recovery

    March 17, 2006 - People who smoke after they sober up may have a harder time recovering from alcoholism than those who don't smoke. A new study suggests that smoking may interfere with the brain's ability to recover from the effects of chronic alcohol abuse. Researchers found that after one month of

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