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Brain Scan Study Suggests 'Pothead' Stereotype Might Be Real - WebMD - 0 views

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    Teens who smoked or had smoked in the past had shrunken structures in areas linked to memory
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Why We're All Addicted to Texts, Twitter and Google | Psychology Today - 0 views

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    Dopamine makes you addicted to seeking information in an endless loop.
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Controversial Surgery for Addiction Burns Away Brain's Pleasure Center | TIME.com - 0 views

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    How far should doctors go in attempting to cure addiction? In China, some physicians are taking the most extreme measures. By destroying parts of the brain's "pleasure centers" in heroin addicts and alcoholics, these neurosurgeons hope to stop drug cravings. But damaging the brain region involved in addictive desires risks permanently ending the entire spectrum of natural longings and emotions, including the ability to feel joy.
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The unsexy truth about dopamine | Science - 1 views

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    Dopamine might be the media's neurotransmitter of choice for scare stories about addiction, but the reality is rather more nuanced
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The pseudo-science of Alcoholics Anonymous: There's a better way to treat addiction - S... - 0 views

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    AA and rehab culture have shockingly low success rates, and made it impossible to have real debate about addiction
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It's not the morphine, it's the size of the cage: Rat Park experiment upturns conventio... - 0 views

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    It's not the morphine, it's the size of the cage: Rat Park experiment upturns conventional wisdom about addiction
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Helping Smokers Quit, or Not Start in the First Place - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    . Frieden and public health specialists everywhere are seeking better ways to help the 44 million Americans who still smoke to quit and to keep young people from getting hooked on cigarettes. "Fewer than 2 percent of doctors smoke. Why can't we get to that rate in society as a whole?" he wondered
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