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When you hear “craving,” do you think sweet, salty…or serotonin?

We all experience cravings from time to time – a piece of fudge, one more handful of potato chips, or another slice of that heavenly apple pie. These cravings might not be due to the temptation of all the goodies … Continue reading

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It’s all in your head: The neurocircuitry of addiction

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs costs over $600 billion annually due to crime, lost work productivity, and healthcare expenses.  Brain chemistry can be one of the reasons why it is … Continue reading

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