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Addiction Research

What Must Heroin Feel Like?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Are we all walking the same razor's edge, only one injection away from heroin addiction? Or could some of us sample heroin and decide to pass it up as easily as we might pass up a second piece of pie? Can addicts ever really be cured? What is the reporting telling us?

The Search for Mental Illness and Addiction in the Brain, Part IV: The BRAIN Initiative and the Politics of Experience

Stanton Peele | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Developing a better understanding of, and effective treatments for, mental-health disorders is a very ambitious task for BRAIN. Although those actually involved in BRAIN stop short of saying the we can find the sources for these things and cure them, there is hope that this is where we are headed.

Addiction: Bad Behavior Or Biologically-Based Disorder?

John J. Mariani, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
John J. Mariani, M.D.

Most people in the United States sample alcohol and other addictive substances at some point during their lifetime. What separates the people who go on to develop addiction from those who don't are a series of variables that were not in their control.

Resilience, Recovery and Optimism

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Nothing is black and white, and no one -- not even the most fortunate among us -- makes it through life unscathed. So what questions do we need to ask ourselves in order to find that invisible line between too little and too much focus on a painful past?

Could Memory Training Help Addicts Recover?

Psych Central | Rick Nauert, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Researchers know that people with addictions to stimulants tend to choose instant gratification or a smaller but sooner reward over a future benefit, ...