Addiction Research

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Can Your Eye Color Shed Light on Your Drinking?

They say the eyes are a window to the soul, but they might also provide information on your drinking habits. Individuals with light-colored eyes may be at greater risk for developing alcohol dependence than their brown-eyed compatriots, genetic researchers from the University of Vermont reported in the July issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics: […]

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Genetic Disposition No Excuse for Cheating on Your Partner

The science of infidelity is still in its infancy, but recent studies have suggested that genetic factors may partly explain why some people are more likely than others to cheat on their romantic partners. However, genetic factors are never the only factors when it comes to human behavior, and these recent research results by no […]

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How to Rethink Your Shopping Habit Before It Becomes an Addiction

Are you addicted to shopping? If you’ve asked yourself this, you need to stop and consider what role shopping and spending play in your life. Shopping addiction, also known as compulsive shopping or compulsive buying disorder, is a type of behavioral addiction that is similar in many ways to drug addiction. Shopping may still be […]

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Study Finds Link between Eating Disorders and Adult-Onset Diabetes

A new study has uncovered a link between eating disorders and the development of adult-onset diabetes, providing evidence that impulse control issues and depression may lead to an increased likelihood of developing the condition. This is the first time such a link has been uncovered, and in addition to providing further insight into the factors […]

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Quitting Smoking Boon to People in Alcohol Treatment

Many alcohol treatment programs avoid addressing smoking-related issues for fear of interrupting their primary treatment goals. But in a study published in September 2014 in the journal Psychological Medicine, researchers from three American universities looked at the impact that smoking cessation has on the course of alcohol treatment and found that smoking cessation can cut […]

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