Is Drug Addiction Driven By Brain Cells That Control Hunger

*+-There’s new research that is looking into whether or not the same function in the brain that triggers hunger and overeating may also drive drug addiction. This new research, performed at the Yale School of Medicine, motivated researchers to try what they called “genetic approaches” to reducing the interest in cocaine among mice. Researchers tried altering the genetic makeup of the mice by transferring genes from another species into the mice. They were trying to determine if they could manipulate the mouse’s interest in either food, novel items or activities or cocaine. Did they prove whether or not drug addiction…

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Narconon Warns that Teen Deaths Related to Prescription Drug Abuse Skyrocket

*+-In April 2012, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some startling statistics on the number of teens being lost to prescription drug abuse. Between the years 2000 and 2009, the number of children losing their lives to poisoning went up 90%. The CDC stated that the major reason for this increase is the growing abuse of prescription drugs by teens. It’s doubtful that parents perceive that teen deaths related to prescription drug abuse skyrocket. They may only see that their child died, or perhaps they were lucky and their child was simply rushed to an emergency room…

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