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Researchers may have just discovered a cure for alcoholism, study finds

Every year, countless families are devastated by alcohol addiction, with the tendrils of this affliction wrapping around millions of lives, leaving pain and suffering in its wake. But in the constant search for a solution, a ray of hope emerges. Scientists may be on the brink of a groundbreaking cure for this long-standing issue. In what could be a monumental…

Is It Too Soon To Start Talking about a Cure for Addiction?

Our country remains in the grips of an opioid crisis claiming more than 100,000 lives every year. Rising mortality associated with drug addiction and excessive drinking is among the major factors contributing to declining life expectancy. And sadly, the treatments that exist—including medications, in the case of opioid- and alcohol-use disorders—help only a fraction of those who could benefit from…

Scientists find common brain network for substance use disorders

Substance use disorders are complex, hard-to-treat conditions that affect a person’s brain and behavior. Affected people are unable to control their use of substances such as alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, despite harmful consequences. Scientists have used different imaging techniques to find brain areas that might be linked to various addictions. Such studies have often focused on just one particular substance….

Unraveling the Genetic Secrets of Addiction

Glen Hanson PhD’78 calculates that he’s given hundreds of presentations about addiction, from his time overseeing the U’s now-defunct Utah Addiction Center think tank to when he was director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). There’s one thing listeners always want to know: What’s the link between addiction and genes? Read More…

How Our Genes Influence the Risk of Addiction…

Do you often wonder if am I at risk for developing an alcohol use disorder? Is my child? How would I know? Take a look at how Dr. Danielle Dick, a tenured Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School explores how our genes influence the risk of addiction. Read…