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Prescription pills, addiction 'hell': Rachelle Allen's story of opioid abuse offers look inside U.S. …

Prescription pills, addiction ‘hell’: Rachelle Allen’s story of opioid abuse offers look inside U.S. …

America is in the throes of an epidemic of pain pill abuse — abuse that in many … For Allen, the price of addiction was her home, her family, her career. …. from opioids,” said Don Teater, a North Carolina doctor who treats addiction …
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Estimating the population impact of e‐cigarettes on smoking cessation in England

An important consideration when assessing the public health impact of e‐cigarettes is how far they contribute to, or detract from, smoking cessation in the population. There has been speculation about this (1), but without engaging appropriately with the relevant data and based on unreliable assumptions. England has data that can help to address this question, at least so far. Addiction
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Effect of circadian rhythm disturbance on morphine preference and addiction in male rats: Involvement of period genes and dopamine D1 receptor

Publication date: 13 May 2016 Source:Neuroscience, Volume 322 Author(s): B. Garmabi, N. Vousooghi, M. Vosough, A. Yoonessi, A. Bakhtazad, M.R. Zarrindast It is claimed that a correlation exists between disturbance of circadian rhythms by factors such as alteration of normal light–dark cycle and the development of addiction. However, the exact mechanisms involved in this relationship are
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Neural mechanisms of the nucleus accumbens circuit in reward and aversive learning

Publication date: Available online 28 January 2016 Source:Neuroscience Research Author(s): Takatoshi Hikida, Makiko Morita, Tom Macpherson The basal ganglia are key neural substrates not only for motor function, but also cognitive functions including reward and aversive learning. Critical for these processes are the functional role played by two projection neurons within nucleus accumbens (NA
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Middlebury Bans Energy Drink Sales, Citing Link To ‘High-Risk Sex’

Vermont’s Middlebury College announced this week that the campus will stop selling energy drinks on March 7 – but the rationale behind the move has some raising eyebrows. Myles Kamisher-Koch, a student who interns with the college’s Dining Services, is behind the decision, reports student publication The Middlebury Campus. Kamisher-Koch argued at a meeting of administrators, students a
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