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Common Genes Tied To Alcohol, Nicotine, Cocaine Addictions


Science & Tech  (tags: Alcohol, Addiction, Illegal Drugs, Genetics )

Kekuhouma
- 3268 days ago - medicalnewstoday.com
Researchers found specific genes tied to all types of addictions - and finding that some of the same genes associated with alcohol dependence are also closely linked with addictions to nicotine, cocaine, opoids, heroin and other substances.



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Michael Angel (58)
Friday March 13, 2009, 5:08 pm
interesting
Alcohol kills fruit flies.
except those that live in wineries.
 

Michelle Neubert (1)
Friday March 13, 2009, 7:02 pm
Most addicts know this already. Researchers should go a few steps further and see how depression is linked to these genes. They might find a common denominator. Depression is often inherited too.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 14, 2009, 9:53 am
Hard dependencies to overcome. Better help is needed. We are on to something.
 
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