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Articles Tagged with drug addiction

Comparing Candy and Cocaine

An interview with Matt Will, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

Few people see much in common between candy and cocaine, aside from their identical first letters. Not so for Matt Will, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Will’s current research equates our cravings for fatty, high calorie foods with serious drug abuse.

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Why We Don't Binge on Broccoli

From an interview with Matt Will, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

Will describes the fundamental focus of his research, the neurochemical roots of food addiction. His methods involve mimicking a natural process to examine the effects of feel-good chemicals, naturally present in the brain, on the dietary habits of rats.

Addicted to Exercise

From an interview with Matt Will, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

Binge eating, it turns out, is parallel to exercise addiction like the “runner’s high." Through his collaboration in exercise physiology, Will began looking at exercise as a treatment plan for both drug and food addictions.