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Health burdens of very high risk drinking are potentially large, study reveals

Health burdens of very high risk drinking are potentially large, study reveals

Alcoholics have persistent difficulties with emotional communication after long-term abstinence

Alcoholics have persistent difficulties with emotional communication after long-term abstinence

Adolescent drinking linked to changes in metabolite profile

Adolescent drinking linked to changes in metabolite profile

Study suggests new approach for treating alcohol use disorder

Study suggests new approach for treating alcohol use disorder

Study links molecular changes in the brain to key behaviors in addiction

Study links molecular changes in the brain to key behaviors in addiction

Research finds addictions to be diseases of the brain, not criminal behavior or personality disorders

Research finds addictions to be diseases of the brain, not criminal behavior or personality disorders

Opioid misuse may compromise effectiveness of treatments for alcohol use disorder

Opioid misuse may compromise effectiveness of treatments for alcohol use disorder

Human genome is like a time machine, says researcher

Human genome is like a time machine, says researcher

Public perception of health risks posed by smoking may be declining, study says

Public perception of health risks posed by smoking may be declining, study says

Neurotransmitter glutamate plays role in alcohol cravings, IU-led study finds

Neurotransmitter glutamate plays role in alcohol cravings, IU-led study finds

Parental attention can be protective factor to lower risk of drug abuse among adolescents

Parental attention can be protective factor to lower risk of drug abuse among adolescents

Alcohol use may induce changes to cholesterol-regulating gene

Alcohol use may induce changes to cholesterol-regulating gene

Medical marijuana rarely addressed in medical education

Medical marijuana rarely addressed in medical education

FDA permits first digital therapeutic device for treatment of substance use disorders

FDA permits first digital therapeutic device for treatment of substance use disorders

Long-term alcohol use changes brain functions differently in young men and women

Long-term alcohol use changes brain functions differently in young men and women

Research: Brief interventions in primary care clinic could cut patients’ risky drug use

Research: Brief interventions in primary care clinic could cut patients’ risky drug use

Energy drinks among youth paving way for cocaine addictions later finds new study

Energy drinks among youth paving way for cocaine addictions later finds new study

People with opioid use disorder 50% more likely to get treatment after implementation of ACA

People with opioid use disorder 50% more likely to get treatment after implementation of ACA

New research finds increase in smoking rates among pregnant women with depression

New research finds increase in smoking rates among pregnant women with depression

Binge drinking likely to contribute to development of compulsive alcohol consumption

Binge drinking likely to contribute to development of compulsive alcohol consumption