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New Research About Astrocytes Reveals Facts About Addiction

Astrocytes are glial cells that outnumber neurons, five folds. Even though neuroscientists know they play a crucial role in the CNS their exact function remains a mystery. Recent research shows that these cells have an influence over the brain's reward system. Furthering the scientific knowledge about these cells may help in the treatment of certain neural conditions or even addiction.

Cannabis Use is Not a Good Method for Fighting Opioid Addiction

A new study shows that cannabis use does not reduce the use of opioids by addicts. About the Research The new research on cannabis comes from McMaster University in Canada. The research findings are available through the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Cannabis use and Opioid Addiction Opioid addiction is a medical problem that is hard to combat. Also, it leaves
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New Research Finds Key Mechanism in Opioid Addiction

Scientists identify molecular processes that may play a role in the development of addiction to opioid substances. For this study researchers use a new imaging procedure that helps monitor the brain during exposure to opioids. With insight from this study, we may have a better chance of understanding and treating addiction. About the Research New research about opioid addiction comes
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Conduct Science Podcast: Addiction

Addiction - Timestamps 00:00 – Intro 1:10 – Factoids 11:55 – What we think we know about addiction 20:08 – Addiction treatment 36:10 – Gaming addiction 56:57 – Social media addiction 1:06:51 – Ending and Outro You can listen to The Conduct Science Podcast by using the player above, searching
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Smoking Relapse May be Triggered by Alcohol and Cannabis Use

The number of smokers is decreasing in the United States. However, there is an increase in cannabis use, alcohol use, and depression among former smokers. This is the first national study of smoking relapse in the US. This study is specific because it focuses on time trends and the prevalence of marijuana use, alcohol abuse, and depression among former smokers.