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What Is Addiction?

The definition of addiction has several parts, and the ways they are assembled often determine the course of treatment.

Where Is the Brain’s Reward System and How Does It Work?

Two studies involving brain scans attempt to map out the brain’s reward system.

Is There a Relationship Between Eating Addiction and Learning Difficulties?

Research including brain scans ties together eating addiction, learning impairment, stress and anxiety.

New Research in Using Psychedelics to Break Gambling Addiction

The Centre for Psychedelic Research at the Imperial College London is starting trials on the use of psilocybin to break the bonds of gambling addiction.

Mount Sinai Researchers Reveal Addiction Defects in the Brain

Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital have released a study showing brain abnormalities common to heroin and cocaine addicts.