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Domestic Violence: Men, Substance Abuse, and Other Factors

Financial problems and substance abuse seem to precipitate incidents of domestic violence. Several studies support that claim: Sirles et al (1993) concluded that financial problems and alcohol abuse seem to be significant predictors of domestic violence episodes. Another research study indicted that perhaps up to fifty percent of all batterers attending a batterer’s treatment program …

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Can drug addiction be cured or prevented?

Addiction is a disorder of the brain’s reward system which arises through transcriptional and geneticist mechanisms and occurs over time from chronically high levels of exposure to an addictive stimulus (e.g., morphine, cocaine, sexual intercourse, gambling, etc.).Protein FosB, a gene transcription factor, is a critical component and common factor in the development of virtually all …

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