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(Fox News)   Researchers find the brain mechanism that leads to cocaine addiction. Apparently it's located next to the part of the brain that thinks you have too much money to spend   (foxnews.com) divider line 14
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2014-01-23 08:54:04 AM  
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It turns all your bad feelings into good feelings. It's a nightmare!
 
2014-01-23 09:01:21 AM  
ah yes the super freak gland...
 
2014-01-23 10:38:53 AM  
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2014-01-23 11:30:13 AM  
I'd say hold off on that. Every cure for chemical addiction has always led, inevitably, to another chemical addiction. Morphine was touted as a wonder cure for alcoholism (and in fact most drunks just ended up doing both), and we have the lovely methadone: the drug that's worse than the one it helps with.

It'll be interesting to see more from this later, just not really hinging my sobriety on it.
 
2014-01-23 11:59:28 AM  

kroonermanblack: I'd say hold off on that. Every cure for chemical addiction has always led, inevitably, to another chemical addiction. Morphine was touted as a wonder cure for alcoholism (and in fact most drunks just ended up doing both), and we have the lovely methadone: the drug that's worse than the one it helps with.


So you're saying you might get addicted to researchers.  :)
 
2014-01-23 11:59:37 AM  
Wasn't this one of the studies listed by House GOPers as wasteful government spending?  Or was it a different one involving cocaine?  I'm not coming up with the right phrases to google it myself.
 
2014-01-23 12:24:19 PM  
As I near as I can tell they are describing one effect of long term cocaine usage they observed in the brains of laboratory mice, calling it "the brain mechanism that leads to cocaine addiction" is probably a ridiculous exaggeration.

So we shouldn't start acting like we're the mayor of Toronto because we think an easy cure for addiction is around the corner.
 
2014-01-23 01:43:44 PM  
Came for Pam, leaving satisfied, slightly coked up.
 
2014-01-23 02:01:44 PM  
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Because at a certain age, a sugar high from a birthday party, a run around the park, or a little bit of junk food can be just as addictive and just as rewarding, even under the influence of sedatives, never mind stimulants.
 
2014-01-23 03:51:59 PM  
So Robin Williams was right?
 
2014-01-23 04:29:11 PM  
Reading about science in mainstream media is like... is like... I don't know.  But it most certainly is retarded.
 
2014-01-23 05:19:21 PM  
A friend of mine tried Cocaine once.  He said after he tried it, he once (on a separate occasion) finished a bag of pretzels, and there was crumbs and salt, lots of salt at the bottom of the bag.  He ate that, and had the same stimulant sensation in his brain and when he snorted the cocaine.  We found this interesting. 

Oh look, it's almost 4:20 here in Fargo.
 
2014-01-23 05:37:04 PM  
Is this a study paid for by uptight white assholes that want to push to legalize their nose candy? Just smoke the weed, dudes.
 
2014-01-24 06:24:31 AM  

ReverendJynxed: Is this a study paid for by uptight white assholes that want to push to legalize their nose candy? Just smoke the weed, dudes.


No.
 
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