Your genes and drugs addiction.

Over the last decade, the prevalence of opioid addiction has increased to epidemic levels, but unfortunately, therapeutic interventions for the treatment of addiction remain limited. We need to better understand the triggers for the development of addiction in order to develop more targeted prevention and treatments. One of the key questions that researchers in the … Read more

The Benefits of Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS™) Testing in Substance Use Disorder

Following 25 years of extensive research by many scientists worldwide, a panel of ten reward gene risk variants, called the Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS), has been developed. In unpublished work, when GARS was compared to the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), which has been used in many clinical settings, GARS significantly predicted the severity of … Read more