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By On March 11th, 2013

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked To Heightened Risk Of Addiction

There has been an established link between addiction-related disorders and an increased risk for traumatic brain injury, but according to Medscape, the opposite is also true. In the period following mild traumatic brain injury, there is an increased risk for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug addiction, which decreases over time. The study, published February 22 in…

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By On January 12th, 2012

A Brain Going Rogue

Contact sports draw spectators from children to elderly. While some find this entertaining, it is not without risks and potentially high personal costs.  Many athletes in contact sports, such as football, hockey and soccer suffer repeated and often severe blows to the head resulting in a concussion and injury to the brain.   Some of these…

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By On September 27th, 2011

Addiction As a Brain Disorder

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) recently released a new definition of addiction that classifies it as a chronic brain disorder, not just a behavioral issue involving problems with substance abuse. Though many people tend to identify and treat substance abuse issues and behaviors as the actual problem, ASAM believes that those behaviors are…

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