New research reveals that brain damage affecting the insula – an area with a key role in emotions – disrupts errors of thinking linked to gambling addiction.
Research examines the link between a traumatic upbringing and personality traits which increase the risk of addiction.
Research provides insight into why some individuals with a family history of drug abuse are at higher risk of addiction.
Medicines which increase levels of the brain chemical dopamine may hold the key to helping those addicted to cocaine and amphetamines kick the habit, researchers from the University of Cambridge have found.
Research gives insight into why some people develop addiction.
Medication that increases levels of the brain chemical dopamine could open up new ways for helping some heavy users of cocaine and amphetamines kick the habit, researchers from Cambridge have found.