Kenneth Blum, Ph.D, MSc, BA (Pharmacy), DHL.

Department of Psychiatry, Western University College of Medicine, Pomona, CA, USA

Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD, MA (Psychology)


Chief of Psychiatry, South Texas Veteran Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, San Antonio, TX, USA

Frequency: Bi-annual | ISSN: 2475-1405 | Previous Titles: Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome, Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome and Addiction Science

Abstracted/Indexed in: OCLC – WorldCat, SHERPA/RoMEO, Hinari, Genamics, J-Gate, Scilit and Google Scholar


Pro-Dopamine Regulator – (KB220) to Balance Brain Reward Circuitry in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS)

Kenneth Blum, Marcelo Febo, Lyle Fried, David Baron, Eric R. Braverman, et al.
We are faced with a worldwide opiate/opioid epidemic that is devastating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 127 people, young and old, are dying every day in America due to narcotic overdose. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved MedicationAssisted Treatments (MATs) for opiate/opioids as well as alcohol and nicotine.

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Welcome Note

It is a great pleasure to announce the inauguration of the first journal dedicated to the concept of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) coined in 1996 by one of us (KB) as a new way to look at all addictive, obsessive and compulsive behaviors including substance and process addictions, personality and spectrum disorders. The RDS concept embraced by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in the new definition of addiction has appeared in encyclopedias and has been used globally in hundreds of peer-reviewed articles.

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Scope, Aims & Topics

Journal of Addiction Science (JAS) (Formerly Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome and Addiction Science ) is a peer-reviewed quarterly published journal that covers the experimental, clinical and epidemiological areas of research which involves the gene associations (including environmental epigenetics) especially the genes involved in brain reward circuitry.

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