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Drug Addiction Blamed on Low Levels of Serotonin

A new study out of Australia finds that the development of drug addiction is related to brain levels of serotonin. Researcher Sarah Bradbury at Victoria University in Wellington recently announced the findings of a research project she carried out to determine the role played by neurotransmitters in the onset and continuation of drug addiction. For …

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Marijuana Use Increases Risk for Nicotine Addiction

Current scientific evidence suggests that people who smoke cigarettes and nicotine-containing tobacco products have an unusually high chance of becoming consumers of marijuana. However, relatively few researchers have considered a reverse scenario in which the use of marijuana increases the odds of nicotine addiction. In a study published in September 2014 in the journal Substance …

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