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New research from the University at Buffalo that explored the potential side effects of Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable effects.
Researchers have used a large-scale online study to establish two important links in the effort to better understand psychiatric conditions and the underlying mechanisms in the brain.
Despite several safe drug therapies available to help smokers quit, three-quarters report relapsing within six months of a quit attempt.
Opioid addiction is a crippling problem in society, with an estimated 9 percent of Americans abusing opiates at some point in their life.
Researchers have developed a painkiller that is as strong as morphine but isn’t likely to be addictive and with fewer side effects.
A new study supports the idea that high doses of cocaine can cause brain cells to cannibalize themselves—but researchers have also identified an experimental compound that could be a possible antidote, able to prevent the damage.
Researchers have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high blood pressure.
Women tend to become addicted to drugs and relapse faster than men, though the biological reasons are not completely clear.