Posts in: addiction

Behind the smoke: three things to know about e-cigarettes

Behind the smoke: three things to know about e-cigarettes

Is vaping a safe way to stop smoking or a gateway to the habit? Experts have different things to say

By | Posted February 22, 2017

Cancer’s pain and the concern of opioid addiction

Cancer’s pain and the concern of opioid addiction

Drugs play a crucial role in making cancer treatment bearable — but they need to be administered carefully

By | Posted January 27, 2017

Doctors brainstorm how to halt the prescription painkiller epidemic

Doctors brainstorm how to halt the prescription painkiller epidemic

They recommend treating addiction with medication

By | Posted January 31, 2016

Alcoholism after gastric bypass: Is it in your mind or gut?

Alcoholism after gastric bypass: Is it in your mind or gut?

Scientists have competing ideas for why gastric bypass patients show higher rates of alcohol abuse post-surgery

By | Posted January 9, 2015

Oxycodone, morphine and the chemistry of addiction

Oxycodone, morphine and the chemistry of addiction

Both pain medications are often abused, but oxycodone may be more addictive

By | Posted December 23, 2014

So you’ve decided to quit smoking

So you’ve decided to quit smoking

Some simple tips to help you butt out for good

By | Posted January 23, 2013

Gin in your genes?

Gin in your genes?

Scientists know that about half of alcoholism risk comes from your DNA, but which genes in particular are responsible, and why does it matter?

By | Posted September 19, 2012

Munch on this

Munch on this

Using salt and vinegar chips to explain addiction

By | Posted June 15, 2012