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2013-07-19 12:03:57 PM
I prefer swallowing impassably large mouthfuls of expensive steak to the point of asphyxiation, whereupon some well-heeled blue-haired diner will be obligated to perform the Heimlich maneuver on me, bringing me back to life and rendering myself in their mind as a newly-reborn child who ought receive a birthday card with cash in it on every anniversary of their heroic act.

But I just find those little Colonial-era outfits even hotter.

/Must be obscure if no reference yet
 
2013-07-19 12:04:29 PM
Next these "scientists" will be saying that obesity is caused by eating too much.

Bunch a liars.
 
2013-07-19 12:10:15 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Wade_Wilson: Any enjoyable activity can be "addictive" in the sense that people who really enjoy it will use it to fill the void in their life left by the absence of other pleasures.

There is a chemical component to it as well, rewarding behaviors and actions create increased dopamine levels which cements the need and desire. When dopamine levels are low, your brain craves what it knows can deliver. If it's sex like it was in my case, it can bleed over into beyond just desires and go full blown addiction when it starts to disrupt your every day life.


THIS.  There is an actually science to it, believe it or not.

/People don't spend an hour every day at a meeting because their horny
//not a sex addict myself
 
2013-07-19 12:10:17 PM

Luminiferous Aether: I prefer swallowing impassably large mouthfuls of expensive steak to the point of asphyxiation, whereupon some well-heeled blue-haired diner will be obligated to perform the Heimlich maneuver on me, bringing me back to life and rendering myself in their mind as a newly-reborn child who ought receive a birthday card with cash in it on every anniversary of their heroic act.

But I just find those little Colonial-era outfits even hotter.

/Must be obscure if no reference yet


Meh.. It was an ok book, about on par with fight club.. NOT obscure if I know what it is.
 
2013-07-19 12:11:09 PM
I'll be in my bunk.
 
2013-07-19 12:16:24 PM

Luminiferous Aether: I prefer swallowing impassably large mouthfuls of expensive steak to the point of asphyxiation, whereupon some well-heeled blue-haired diner will be obligated to perform the Heimlich maneuver on me, bringing me back to life and rendering myself in their mind as a newly-reborn child who ought receive a birthday card with cash in it on every anniversary of their heroic act.

But I just find those little Colonial-era outfits even hotter.

/Must be obscure if no reference yet


I wasn't sure how to bring it up.
 
2013-07-19 12:17:36 PM
ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2013-07-19 12:23:28 PM
i881.photobucket.com

Kevin: Jenny, Russell is a sex addict.
Jenny: There's no such thing as a sex addict. There's just guys.
Kevin: Yes, guys who want to sleep with everything.
Jenny: Yeah, guys.
 
2013-07-19 12:23:54 PM

purplegiraffe: Luminiferous Aether: I prefer swallowing impassably large mouthfuls of expensive steak to the point of asphyxiation, whereupon some well-heeled blue-haired diner will be obligated to perform the Heimlich maneuver on me, bringing me back to life and rendering myself in their mind as a newly-reborn child who ought receive a birthday card with cash in it on every anniversary of their heroic act.

But I just find those little Colonial-era outfits even hotter.

/Must be obscure if no reference yet

Meh.. It was an ok book, about on par with fight club.. NOT obscure if I know what it is.


The rare case when the movie is more obscure than the book.

As it should be.
 
2013-07-19 12:25:48 PM
in2eastafrica.net

He wants to believe.
 
2013-07-19 12:27:25 PM
The sample for their study consisted of 52 self identified sex addicts.  It's not only a small sample (insert "that's what she said" joke here) but "self identified" creates a big hole in her study.

/insert
//big hole
///snert
 
2013-07-19 12:27:59 PM

homarjr: If sexual addiction is a disease for men, monogamy is a disease for women.


Fewer women than you think.

giggity
 
2013-07-19 12:29:01 PM

Buttknuckle: /People don't spend an hour every day at a meeting because their horny


Meetings were bullshiat, I got in more trouble AT the meetings than I did trying to pick up tail elsewhere. Lets stick a bunch of sex addled people of varied genders into a room and then get surprised when we start porking each other after and before the meetings.
 
2013-07-19 12:30:35 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-07-19 12:33:19 PM

Buttknuckle: IdBeCrazyIf: Wade_Wilson: Any enjoyable activity can be "addictive" in the sense that people who really enjoy it will use it to fill the void in their life left by the absence of other pleasures.

There is a chemical component to it as well, rewarding behaviors and actions create increased dopamine levels which cements the need and desire. When dopamine levels are low, your brain craves what it knows can deliver. If it's sex like it was in my case, it can bleed over into beyond just desires and go full blown addiction when it starts to disrupt your every day life.

THIS.  There is an actually science to it, believe it or not.

/People don't spend an hour every day at a meeting because their horny
//not a sex addict myself


In my own admittedly anecdotal observation, SA meetings are breathtakingly incestuous.

/Not a sex addict, either.
//Because there's no such thing.
 
2013-07-19 12:38:47 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Buttknuckle: /People don't spend an hour every day at a meeting because their horny

Meetings were bullshiat, I got in more trouble AT the meetings than I did trying to pick up tail elsewhere. Lets stick a bunch of sex addled people of varied genders into a room and then get surprised when we start porking each other after and before the meetings.


The best way to find a good dope is at an NA meeting.
 
2013-07-19 12:39:11 PM

Danger Mouse: Ambivalence: Addiction is the wrong word. It's not an addiction in the same way as one gets with drugs to alcohol, it's a compulsion. It's one manifestation of OCD type behavior. Like hoarding, for example. Hoarders aren't addicted to stuff, they have a compulsion to acquire and keep stuff. They are so deeply emotionally attached to their possessions that their entire self worh is defined by it. But at the same time they literally become trapped by their compulsion.

It's the same thing for sexual "addiction".


Correct.   Gamblers fall into this catagory as well.  Impulse control, Behavior compulsions,  there's a wide array that get tagged as "addictions" ,

I am sure that the term "Sexual Addiction" gets abused.  There's a difference between  the guy who's been off having an affiar with his secretary for 2 years and when he's caught claims he's a "sex addict" vs the guy who  cannot control his pronography viewing, or visiting prostitutes, or strip clubs.



I'm on the fence of agreeing with you guys.  I am pretty sure there is an addiction response in the brain to some non-chemical things.  Nerologically gambling can interfere with impulse control, cognitive fuctions, etc. the same way that chemical additions do.
 
2013-07-19 12:40:03 PM

Buttknuckle: IdBeCrazyIf: Buttknuckle: /People don't spend an hour every day at a meeting because their horny

Meetings were bullshiat, I got in more trouble AT the meetings than I did trying to pick up tail elsewhere. Lets stick a bunch of sex addled people of varied genders into a room and then get surprised when we start porking each other after and before the meetings.

The best way to find a good dope is at an NA meeting.


Reminds me of that episode of Breaking Bad from season 4 I think
 
2013-07-19 12:59:11 PM
Hi, my name is CAD, and I'm a sex addict in recovery.
 
2013-07-19 01:08:20 PM

groppet: Almost time for pound town and them BJs that make my cornhole pucker.


Is your cornhole not normally puckered? That is the standard configuration for the cornhole. Yours is slack and floppy when you are not being fellated?
 
2013-07-19 01:08:44 PM

Luminiferous Aether: I prefer swallowing impassably large mouthfuls of expensive steak to the point of asphyxiation, whereupon some well-heeled blue-haired diner will be obligated to perform the Heimlich maneuver on me, bringing me back to life and rendering myself in their mind as a newly-reborn child who ought receive a birthday card with cash in it on every anniversary of their heroic act.

But I just find those little Colonial-era outfits even hotter.

/Must be obscure if no reference yet


"That's pretty much how we get through our own lives, watching television. Smoking crap. Self-medicating. Redirecting our attention. Jacking off. Denial."
 
2013-07-19 01:12:04 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Wade_Wilson: Any enjoyable activity can be "addictive" in the sense that people who really enjoy it will use it to fill the void in their life left by the absence of other pleasures.

There is a chemical component to it as well, rewarding behaviors and actions create increased dopamine levels which cements the need and desire. When dopamine levels are low, your brain craves what it knows can deliver. If it's sex like it was in my case, it can bleed over into beyond just desires and go full blown addiction when it starts to disrupt your every day life.


I agree, when you look at it in behavioral terms I think there is something there.  A major part of addictive behavior is continuing to seek out alcohol/drugs/gambling/sex/shopping in spite of negative consequences.  Your brain can rationalize just about anything and addicts can convince themselves the negative consequences either aren't happening, are other people's problems or that they are the victim.  Heroin  addicts have friends die of overdoses and tell themselves, "well that won't happen to me, I'm careful".Alcoholics get a DUI and say, "that cop had it out for me, I was driving fine".  And people with sexual compulsion/addiction lose their spouse and embarrass their families or spend thousands of dollars on phone sex and say, "why is everyone overreacting to this, YOU people are the ones with the problem, it's not like i'm a rapist".
 
2013-07-19 01:21:32 PM

CADrafter: Hi, my name is CAD, and I'm a sex addict in recovery.

CADrafter, sorry to thread-jack, but if you're anywhere near NE Oklahoma, contact me. We're hiring anyone who knows anything about Inventor/AUTOCad. No EIP so I had to do it this way.
 
2013-07-19 01:26:14 PM

acad1228: CADrafter: Hi, my name is CAD, and I'm a sex addict in recovery.
CADrafter, sorry to thread-jack, but if you're anywhere near NE Oklahoma, contact me. We're hiring anyone who knows anything about Inventor/AUTOCad. No EIP so I had to do it this way.


Sorry, I'm in the PNW.

How ironic.  My post was #69 and now i can't get it out of my head.  I think I'm going to relapse.
 
2013-07-19 01:28:27 PM
AngryJailhouseFistfark:
groppet: Almost time for pound town and them BJs that make my cornhole pucker.

Is your cornhole not normally puckered? That is the standard configuration for the cornhole. Yours is slack and floppy when you are not being fellated?


Why do you think he's looking forward to getting head so much?  It's the only time he doesn't have to stay sitting on the toilet.
 
2013-07-19 01:41:05 PM
Other problems with the study:

1) they took no cheaters/johns... only people who over-used the internet for porn
2) they were measuring the response to the viewing the images, not the response to FIND the images. that may be a subtlety, but from what i've been lead to believe, just like gambling, it's not the winning, it's getting to the table... the act isn't the fix, it's the looking for the fix that's the fix
 
2013-07-19 01:45:27 PM
actually, maybe the mechanism is more complicated.

the fix is satiated with the viewing/act, but without any buildup, the satiation doesn't do anything. the person must be in the "transgressive" state for there to be any payoff
 
2013-07-19 01:47:06 PM
Psychology as less than an exact Science?   Who'd a thunk it?   Every edition of DSM has been colored by the latest politics.    Take that out! Put this in!   Addiction is not a disease.  It is a symptom AND an industry.   12 Step programs are just pseudo-religious con artists ignoring the reasons why people self-medicate.   Start throwing in the politics of Sex Negativity and you're looking at some serious growth to that industry.
 
2013-07-19 01:53:22 PM
Well... what can a conservative blame his porn habit on now?


Mistyped URLs?
 
2013-07-19 01:54:36 PM
>>This new study was published by my colleague (and fellow Indiana University Psychology alumni) Dr. Nicole Prause,
Meh. I'd do her.
 
2013-07-19 02:00:04 PM
A lot of people in this thread don't seem to realize that there's a difference between being addicted to something and really liking something a lot.
 
2013-07-19 02:01:19 PM

Ambivalence: Addiction is the wrong word. It's not an addiction in the same way as one gets with drugs to alcohol, it's a compulsion. It's one manifestation of OCD type behavior. Like hoarding, for example. Hoarders aren't addicted to stuff, they have a compulsion to acquire and keep stuff. They are so deeply emotionally attached to their possessions that their entire self worh is defined by it. But at the same time they literally become trapped by their compulsion.

It's the same thing for sexual "addiction".


Its technically an addiction to the dopamine release associated with sex.  You can become addicted to anything that introduces dopamine into your brain.  Its chemically the same as a cocaine addiction.
 
2013-07-19 02:04:31 PM

JohnnyApocalypse: the fix is satiated with the viewing/act, but without any buildup, the satiation doesn't do anything. the person must be in the "transgressive" state for there to be any payoff


The urge is always there, it never goes away. The longer you go without a fix the bigger it becomes until it becomes almost obsessive. It's like if you were drowning and you are slowly sinking, the deeper you go the more the urge to 'take a breath' becomes and when you finally do act on it, its that same feeling when you finally do come up for air.

Rinse and repeat over and over until life falls apart.
 
2013-07-19 02:08:20 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: JohnnyApocalypse: the fix is satiated with the viewing/act, but without any buildup, the satiation doesn't do anything. the person must be in the "transgressive" state for there to be any payoff

The urge is always there, it never goes away. The longer you go without a fix the bigger it becomes until it becomes almost obsessive. It's like if you were drowning and you are slowly sinking, the deeper you go the more the urge to 'take a breath' becomes and when you finally do act on it, its that same feeling when you finally do come up for air.

Rinse and repeat over and over until life falls apart.


But all of these Fark geniuses keep insisting that you can't be addicted to sex.  Who am I to believe?
 
2013-07-19 02:11:02 PM
Addiction is current use/engaging in an activity despite negative consequences.
 
2013-07-19 02:12:07 PM

Buttknuckle: Addiction is current continued use/engaging in an activity despite negative consequences.


FTFM
 
2013-07-19 02:15:21 PM

Dreamless: But all of these Fark geniuses keep insisting that you can't be addicted to sex. Who am I to believe?


I don't know, but I started self medicating to fix it, and it helped for a bit until I became an alcoholic and that didn't help. Now I rely on Pfizer induced semi walking comas to make it through the day until I can finally get to bed where upon I repeat the same process every day just waiting for the sweet sweet relief that only death can bring.

Anyway, how is everyone else doing!
 
2013-07-19 02:21:24 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: There is a chemical component to it as well, rewarding behaviors and actions create increased dopamine levels which cements the need and desire. When dopamine levels are low, your brain craves what it knows can deliver. If it's sex like it was in my case, it can bleed over into beyond just desires and go full blown addiction when it starts to disrupt your every day life.


I think it's bad to automatically use gambling addiction as an analogy even though the pleasure of sex might activate the same pleasure pathways in the brain.

Sexuality is a biological imperative, we exist as a species literally because of it. On the other hand, gambling is involved with taking risks. The risk taking aspect of human neurology is natural, but the fact of having an economy and dependence on money survive is a social construct.

So while the gambling addiction can be destructive due to people losing their money and having nothing to fall back on, sexual "addiction" might be a natural variant of the "sexuality" phenotype (some people in the world have bodies that don't want to keep having sex over and over, some do, and others are in between) that's inherited from subpopulations of our ancestors that happened to survive by one of the variants.

So I guess this is long winded, but...the tldr version is that sexuality is a useful thing but gambling with money is not.
 
2013-07-19 02:26:39 PM

torusXL: So I guess this is long winded, but...the tldr version is that sexuality is a useful thing but gambling with money is not.


It's not very useful when you're contemplating banging a street whore just to get a fix, I'd say that's in the element of risk tasking and not exactly a biological imperative. Also, its not just sex but ALL things associated with it that can help satiate the need or want. From porn, to just walking around an adult theater, or trying to get numbers from women even though you may never call them.

I know its hard to explain, but for someone who's been there, it was very real.
 
2013-07-19 02:39:40 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: torusXL: So I guess this is long winded, but...the tldr version is that sexuality is a useful thing but gambling with money is not.

It's not very useful when you're contemplating banging a street whore just to get a fix, I'd say that's in the element of risk tasking and not exactly a biological imperative. Also, its not just sex but ALL things associated with it that can help satiate the need or want. From porn, to just walking around an adult theater, or trying to get numbers from women even though you may never call them.

I know its hard to explain, but for someone who's been there, it was very real.


I'm not saying that compulsions that distract from every day activities might not be destructive, but that from a species viewpoint, sexuality is useful. So there may not be anything abnormal in a sex addict's body or nervous system, but more that the extra-sexual person is just pushing against the grain of society.

On the other hand, there are probably many possible underlying disorders that underly the seemingly addictive behavior. For instance, mental disorders in controlling impulses (like ADHD) combined with a society that looks down on acting out on the impulses. Even other causes might be, say, a disorder of the prolactin system.

So my thoughts would be that among all the sex addicts in the world, they were mis-diagnosed (and the underlying cause of their behavior was missed), or they have totally normal human behavior in a disapproving society.
 
2013-07-19 02:41:13 PM
A lot of people in this thread  psychology "experts"  don't seem to realize that there's a difference between being addicted to something and really liking something a lot.
 
2013-07-19 02:45:14 PM

torusXL: So my thoughts would be that among all the sex addicts in the world, they were mis-diagnosed (and the underlying cause of their behavior was missed), or they have totally normal human behavior in a disapproving society.


Man brother how I wished it was the latter
 
2013-07-19 02:51:36 PM

Dreamless: IdBeCrazyIf: JohnnyApocalypse: the fix is satiated with the viewing/act, but without any buildup, the satiation doesn't do anything. the person must be in the "transgressive" state for there to be any payoff

The urge is always there, it never goes away. The longer you go without a fix the bigger it becomes until it becomes almost obsessive. It's like if you were drowning and you are slowly sinking, the deeper you go the more the urge to 'take a breath' becomes and when you finally do act on it, its that same feeling when you finally do come up for air.

Rinse and repeat over and over until life falls apart.

But all of these Fark geniuses keep insisting that you can't be addicted to sex.  Who am I to believe?


You can believe me.  I've published several papers on addiction and I can tell you right now it is incredibly real, though we prefer to think of it as dependence.  First thing I'll say it that this was an EEG study in human beings.  This means that signal overlap can create a distorted "picture" of neurological activity (i.e., In essence, you don't know which neurons are firing...excitatory vs. inhibitory).  Also, as another Farker already mentioned, you're removing the "drug-seeking" or "motivation" aspect (which is what maintains and addiction and I will explain below).

First, I'll quote a legend in my field, and then I'll try to explain it as best I can.

"While dopamine is critical for acute reward and initiation of addiction, end-stage addiction results primarily from cellular adaptations in anterior cingulate and orbitofrontal glutamatergic projections to the nucleus accumbens. Pathophysiological plasticity in excitatory transmission reduces the capacity of the prefrontal cortex to initiate behaviors in response to biological rewards and to provide executive control over drug seeking. Simultaneously, the prefrontal cortex is hyperresponsive to stimuli predicting drug availability, resulting in supraphysiological glutamatergic drive in the nucleus accumbens, where excitatory synapses have a reduced capacity to regulate neurotransmission.CONCLUSIONS:Cellular adaptations in prefrontal glutamatergic innervation of the accumbens promote the compulsive character of drug seeking in addicts by decreasing the value of natural rewards, diminishing cognitive control (choice), and enhancing glutamatergic drive in response to drug-associated stimuli."

In other words, everyone has a drive to seek rewarding stimuli (drugs, gambling, sex, videogames, food, etc...)  As IdBeCrazyIf has stated already, you get large releases of dopamine under rewarding circumstances and this increases the likelihood that any behaviors that led to the reward be repeated (i.e., going to a bar, picking up some hoes, stopping at crystal burger).  Now, someone without an addiction problem tends to regulate these experiences through the prefrontal cortex (i.e., glutamatergic excitation of the nuccleus accumbens).  Unfortunately, some people are genetically predisposed to abusing anything rewarding, and this leads to addiction.  From a neurological perspective, the prefrontal cortex will begin hypofunctioning in response to normal rewarding stimuli, but will hyperfunction in the presence of the addictive reward.  This in turn leads to compulsion, that urgent need to act, that 'normal' people can only understand by starving themselves (hint: you will block out all other activities until you can eat).  This is the problem with addicts.  They no longer care to sustain themselves and many will do without food, sleep, water or shelter to satiate their 'need' for their addiction.  We see this with animals all the time.  When I allow animals unlimited access to cocaine, they will literally starve to death, rather than discontinue cocaine use, even if the food is only sitting 15 inches away.  Essentially, addiction hijacks your very basic need circuitry (like eating and sleeping), and will destroy your life.  The environment you're in controls those urges and your prefrontal cortex (this is why morons say "It's just a self-control problem"... it would be, but the portion of an addicts brain that is supposed to regulate self-control is bypassed entirely).  This is why at AA meeting and the like, they tell you to avoid "triggering stimuli" like the bar.  Your prefrontal cortex is tied to memory (e.g., neural circuitry involving hippocampus).

Now, I will say that there aren't nearly as many people "addicted" to rewarding stimuli as they claim to be.  But addiction is real an can happen with any substance or action that produces rewarding properties.  This is why many people who are "addicted" and in recovery, will often times become addicted to something else that is safer (like working out).
 
2013-07-19 02:54:09 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: torusXL: So my thoughts would be that among all the sex addicts in the world, they were mis-diagnosed (and the underlying cause of their behavior was missed), or they have totally normal human behavior in a disapproving society.

Man brother how I wished it was the latter


Why? People with that kind of issue are probably pretty unhappy. At least if it were the former, there's the possibility of treating it. But people with just a genetic propensity don't have the ability reach in themselves and alter their genes.
 
2013-07-19 02:55:59 PM

torusXL: IdBeCrazyIf: torusXL: So my thoughts would be that among all the sex addicts in the world, they were mis-diagnosed (and the underlying cause of their behavior was missed), or they have totally normal human behavior in a disapproving society.

Man brother how I wished it was the latter

Why? People with that kind of issue are probably pretty unhappy. At least if it were the former, there's the possibility of treating it. But people with just a genetic propensity don't have the ability reach in themselves and alter their genes.


We're actually working on the genetic component here at Vanderbilt.  We're developing a novel class of metabotropic glutamate receptor negative allosteric modulators that we think may be useful in suppressing cue-induced relapse in addicts.  It still has a long way to go, but we're working on it.
 
2013-07-19 02:59:20 PM

JohnnyApocalypse: Other problems with the study:

1) they took no cheaters/johns... only people who over-used the internet for porn
2) they were measuring the response to the viewing the images, not the response to FIND the images. that may be a subtlety, but from what i've been lead to believe, just like gambling, it's not the winning, it's getting to the table... the act isn't the fix, it's the looking for the fix that's the fix


From a lay perspective, you're quite accurate.  Essentially, they have no control group.  These experiments were within subject designs and thereby fault (I prefere within subject designs, but for that to work, you have to get your subjects "before" they become addicts).  You hit the nail on the head when you mention motivation.  What drives most addicts is the motivation to act.  They get dopamine release just by sitting at the slot(not pulling the lever).  Same thing with sex addicts.   The sex itself tends to be anticlimactic once addiction sets in.  It's more in the "chase" that you start to get dopamine release.
 
2013-07-19 03:01:02 PM

Abuse Liability: torusXL: IdBeCrazyIf: torusXL: So my thoughts would be that among all the sex addicts in the world, they were mis-diagnosed (and the underlying cause of their behavior was missed), or they have totally normal human behavior in a disapproving society.

Man brother how I wished it was the latter

Why? People with that kind of issue are probably pretty unhappy. At least if it were the former, there's the possibility of treating it. But people with just a genetic propensity don't have the ability reach in themselves and alter their genes.

We're actually working on the genetic component here at Vanderbilt.  We're developing a novel class of metabotropic glutamate receptor negative allosteric modulators that we think may be useful in suppressing cue-induced relapse in addicts.  It still has a long way to go, but we're working on it.


Anything published on this or available to read on teh interwebs?
 
2013-07-19 03:03:03 PM

Abuse Liability: We're actually working on the genetic component here at Vanderbilt.  We're developing a novel class of metabotropic glutamate receptor negative allosteric modulators that we think may be useful in suppressing cue-induced relapse in addicts.  It still has a long way to go, but we're working on it.


That's interesting and I'll definitely look it up. But how do you know it'll treat sex addiction when it's been shown that sex addict's brains don't react to sex cravings the same way that drug addict's brains react to drug cravings? Also, this medication you're mentioning doesn't alter the person's genetics, it just gives them some relief against a dick society. Not to mention that if high sexuality is a natural phenotype, making people alter their genes would be unethical.
 
2013-07-19 03:05:20 PM

Buttknuckle: Abuse Liability: torusXL: IdBeCrazyIf: torusXL: So my thoughts would be that among all the sex addicts in the world, they were mis-diagnosed (and the underlying cause of their behavior was missed), or they have totally normal human behavior in a disapproving society.

Man brother how I wished it was the latter

Why? People with that kind of issue are probably pretty unhappy. At least if it were the former, there's the possibility of treating it. But people with just a genetic propensity don't have the ability reach in themselves and alter their genes.

We're actually working on the genetic component here at Vanderbilt.  We're developing a novel class of metabotropic glutamate receptor negative allosteric modulators that we think may be useful in suppressing cue-induced relapse in addicts.  It still has a long way to go, but we're working on it.

Anything published on this or available to read on teh interwebs?


Yes, I have a first author publication on it in ACS chemical neuroscience. LINK
My specific work is for cocaine addiction, but I have also published papers on alcohol dependence as well.
 
2013-07-19 03:06:27 PM

Abuse Liability: We're actually working on the genetic component here at Vanderbilt. We're developing a novel class of metabotropic glutamate receptor negative allosteric modulators that we think may be useful in suppressing cue-induced relapse in addicts. It still has a long way to go, but we're working on it.


I'd read before that pre work was being done and it was at a mostly intellectual level but had no idea receptor level research was being done already.

Like others asked, anything published yet?
 
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