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Addiction

09 March 2011

Addiction severity affected by genes

Treatment for drug addiction is affected by a person's genetic makeup and the duration of substance abuse, scientists report.

Treatment for drug addiction is affected by a person's genetic makeup and the duration of substance abuse, US scientists report.

She said that additional study is needed before treatment strategies should change.

Addiction erodes the brain

"However, addiction treatment professionals and others who manage addicted individuals, such as probation officers and judges, should be informed of these and other new findings in the neurobiology of drug addiction," Alia-Klein said.

 

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