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Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

The single factor that’s at the core of all addictions is trauma. … Given the North American experience [compared to traditional healing use in some …
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Social dominance in rats: effects on cocaine self-administration, novelty reactivity and dopamine receptor binding and content in the striatum

These findings show that social hierarchy influences the rate of self-administered cocaine but not anxiety or impulsivity in rats. Similar to non-human primates, these effects may be mediated by striatal dopaminergic systems. Studies in human and non-human primates demonstrate that social status is an important determinant of cocaine reinforcement. However, it is unclear whether social rank is as
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Systems genetics of intravenous cocaine self-administration in the BXD recombinant inbred mouse panel

These data provide novel candidate genes underlying cocaine IVSA in mice and suggest mechanisms driving human cocaine use. Cocaine addiction is a major public health problem with a substantial genetic basis for which the biological mechanisms remain largely unknown. Systems genetics is a powerful method for discovering novel mechanisms underlying complex traits, and intravenous drug self-administ
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[Self-disclosure on the Net: A risk factor for problematic use of the Internet among insecure persons].

CONCLUSION: Preoccupied and fearful attachments are both associated with problematic use of the Internet. These persons have a negative model of self which may hamper their ability to be at ease in face-to-face interactions. Being themselves on the Internet mediates the link between negative model of self and problematic use of the Internet. Resorting to a less threatening environment of exchange
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Researchers uncover how dopamine transports within the brain

The mechanics of how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells has been uncovered by researchers, a finding that could someday lead to more effective treatment of drug addictions and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
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