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Addiction Studies

GLP-1 Drugs Used to Reduce Cancer, Fight Dementia

GLP-1 agonists such as Ozempic and Wegovy are being tested for their ability to impact cancer rates and slow dementia.

Rate at Which Children Orphaned From Drug Overdose Doubles in 10 Years

A stunning new inter-agency report estimates 321,566 children lost a parent to drug overdose in 10 years.

California Lawmakers Move to Unlock Research on Psychedelics and Addiction Treatment

California lawmakers push to dismantle a bureaucratic bottleneck that has stymied progress in studying addiction treatment and psychedelics.

Semaglutide As Potential Addiction Therapy

Recently, there has been growing interest in another possible use for GLP-1 weight loss and diabetes drugs — to treat addiction.

Addiction and the Difference Between Liking and Wanting

Research into the origins of addictive behavior finds it’s the brain, not the substance, that sets the hook.