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There’s no such thing as an ‘addictive personality’ – here’s why

Are you a prisoner of your habits? Shutterstock Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University “Life is a series of addictions and without them we die”. This is my favourite quote in academic addiction literature and was made back in 1990 in the British Journal of Addiction by Isaac Marks. This deliberately provocative and controversial statement was made to stimulate debate about …

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When did humans start experimenting with alcohol and drugs?

Nicholas Longrich, Author provided Nicholas R. Longrich, University of Bath Humans constantly alter the world. We fire fields, turn forests into farms, and breed plants and animals. But humans don’t just reshape our external world – we engineer our internal worlds, and reshape our minds. One way we do this is by upgrading our mental “software”, so to speak, with …

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The link between drugs and music explained by science

Henny van Roomen/Shutterstock.com Ian Hamilton, University of York; Harry Sumnall, Liverpool John Moores University, and Suzi Gage, University of Liverpool For centuries, musicians have used drugs to enhance creativity and listeners have used drugs to heighten the pleasure created by music. And the two riff off each other, endlessly. The relationship between drugs and music is also reflected in lyrics …

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