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In a bid to reduce nicotine addiction, the Food and Drug Administration is looking to set a maximum nicotine level that would be minimally addictive. You can read more about this initiative at Reuters website here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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Dr. Bickel recently visited the White House to present the latest research at the invitation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. You can read Virginia Tech’s article about the visit here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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Photographer James Nachtwey traveled across United States to capture the effects of opioid addiction in a TIME magazine project called “The Opioid Diaries”. You can check out the project and the photographs on TIME’s website. You can click here to get there. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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A National Geographic article explores what science is helping us learn about addiction and the underlying mechanisms that drive it. It also looks into how these new discoveries may help us treat addiction in the future. You can read the article at National Geographic’s website. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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An article from Nora’s Blog at National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) talks about utilizing social media and similar forms of citizen science to combat opioid overdose epidemic. You can click here to read the article on NIDA’s website. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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This Scientific American article explores whether defining addiction as a disease may not be a good idea. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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You can listen to this interview at NPR’s website by clicking here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission are going after products that may falsely claim to treat addiction to opioids. You can read more about this in The Washington Post’s website. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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Dr. Warren Bickel, Director of Addiction Recovery Research Center at Virginia Tech and head of the International Quit & Recovery Registry (IQRR) was interviewed by Recovery Research Institute about IQRR. You can check out the interview here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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Ibogaine, a psychoactive substance naturally found in some plants, has been used by some people to recover from heroin addiction. The linked article from The Guardian explores whether ibogaine is a worthwhile solution. Read more about it at The Guardian website. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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