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A gene involved in ADHD could be related to addictive substance use

Some variations in the gene LPHN3 -associated with the attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids and adults- could favour likelihood to smoke, consume alcohol, cannabis and other addictive substances, according to an article [...]

The findings are based on the study of around 2,700 patients -children, adolescents and adults- from the United States, Colombia and Spain, and it will contribute to provide new genetic tools to improve prevention of addictive behaviours in people with ADHD.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Offers Tobacco Free Program To Help Smokers Quit

Columbia - MU Health Care and the Wellness Resource Center are teaming up Thursday to provide guidance in order to help smokers break the habit. According to MU Health Care, "22.3 percent (1,049,400) of adults in Missouri smoke."The program is 10 weeks long and free of charge. It is vital for helping people live a healthier life.