According to a new study, women who abuse stimulant drugs have significantly less gray matter volume in brain areas vital for decision making and emotion.
Manipulating the activity of Activin receptors could decrease relapse behaviors in cocaine addiction, a new study suggests.
Topiramate, a drug used to treat migraine headaches and epilepsy, could also help treat cocaine addiction, a new study reports.
Researchers discover the role protein mGluR5 plays in cocaine addiction. The finding could help point a way to new treatments for addiction.
A new study provides evidence that the central amygdala, an area of the brain associated with emotion, plays a major role in sustaining cocaine addiction.
A new study shows that the GLT1 protein plays a critical role in the craving for cocaine which develops after only a few days of cocaine use. However, exposure to ceftriaxone, an antibiotic used to treat meningitis, decreases cocaine cravings.
Researchers have successfully tested a new vaccine in primates to battle cocaine addiction. Using neuroimaging techniques, they demonstrated the vaccine prevents cocaine from reaching the brain and producing a dopamine induced high. Human trials could begin within the next year.
Researchers provide additional insight into deficits in the prefrontal cortex involved in drug addiction. The findings could offer new avenues of research for the treatment of addiction.