addiction

We’re not addicted to smartphones, we’re addicted to social interaction

Published: 6Feb2018

We all know people who, seemingly incapable of living without the bright screen of their phone for more than a few minutes, are constantly texting and checking out what friends are up to on social...

Scientists identify key gene associated with addiction

Published: 4Aug2015

A new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry by a team led by Salah El Mestikawy, Ph.D., researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de...

How genetics shape our addictions

Published: 20Sep2012

Genes predict the brain’s reaction to smoking 

Addiction: abnormal communication in the brain

Published: 29Jan2013

Addiction to cigarettes, drugs and other stimulants has been linked in the past to the brain’s frontal lobes, but now there is scientific evidence that indicates where in the frontal cortex...

Study shows majority of smokers re-ignite their habit following heart attack

Published: 29Jan2013

Despite obvious motivation for quitting, 2/3 of patients will resume smoking within twelve months

Addiction: abnormal communication in the brain

Published: 5Feb2013

January 29, 2013 - Addiction to cigarettes, drugs and other stimulants has been linked in the past to the brain’s frontal lobes, but now there is scientific evidence that indicates where in the...