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Brain region key to treating addiction identified

A region of the brain - called the insular cortex - may hold the key to treating smoking and other forms of addiction.

Cannabis could be as addictive as drugs

As more people are able to obtain and consume cannabis legally for medical and, in some states in the US, recreational use, people are less likely to perceive it as addictive or harmful.

Heavy internet users can have withdrawal symptoms like drug abusers

Using the internet for long periods of time can cause withdrawal symptoms similar to the `comedown` experienced by drug users, scientists have warned

Withdrawal symptoms in addicts could be reversed

Scientists have identified a protein in nerve cells that is driving the withdrawal response.

Scientists find youngsters suffer gadget ‘withdrawal’

A study has found that many young people suffer from gadget “withdrawal” when they are banned from using their computer or mobile phones.