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Manipulating Addicts’ Beliefs May Revolutionize Addiction Treatment

People show different brain activity when smoking depending on their beliefs about the presence of nicotine, according to a new study from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. These results suggest that belief has the ability to modify the physiological effects of a drug.

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The World Now Has 1 Billion Smokers

A new study has revealed that the most common addiction worldwide is smoking, with 22.5% of all adults being regular smokers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking causes about one in five deaths in the U.S., accounting for over 480,000 deaths per year. The study suggests that reducing the numbers of people who smoke should be the biggest priority when it comes to minimizing the harm caused by addiction, but the research also addresses the other most common drugs around the world, with alcohol and marijuana being the two most commonly abused substances besides nicotine.

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