Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings

01/04/2017

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A new research shows that gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol addiction. "This research identifies key brain areas, and opens avenues for targeted treatments that prevent cravings and relapse.”; ©panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia ltd