A new study reveals a switching mechanism that could help in the design of new anesthetic drugs.
Researchers report the reward system in the brains of female alcoholics are larger than in women who are not addicted to alcohol. By contrast, this area is smaller in alcoholic men than non-alcoholic men.
Nalmefene blunts the brain's reward pathway in people with alcohol addiction, a new study reports.
Findings suggest brain networks associated with impulse control could be weakened in people with gambling addiction.
A new study reports researchers have identified a gene variant that appears to suppress the desire for some to drink alcohol.
According to researchers, using marijuana could help in the treatment of alcoholism and opioid drug abuse, as well as provide relief from symptoms of PTSD, depression and other mental health issues.
A new study reports continued heavy drinking in older people is associated with poor global cognitive and motor functions.
Researchers report hereditary factors lie behind adults with ADHD that develop binge eating and alcohol dependencies.
Researchers have identified 930 genes associated with alcoholism by comparing the genomes of rats addicted to alcohol and those that abstained.