Study provides further support for genetic factors underlying addictions

Posted by - June 13, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteImpairment of a particular gene raises increases susceptibility to opioid addiction liability as well as vulnerability to binge eating according to a new study. Dysfunction of the gene, casein kinase1-epsilon (CSNK1E), increases opioid’s euphoric response and produces a marked increase in sensitivity to binge eating in a female

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Heroin's use rising, costing society more than $51 billion

Posted by - June 9, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteHeroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Made from morphine, heroin is an opiate commonly used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects. According to the

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