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Cocaine dependence (or addiction) is physical and psychological dependency on the regular use of cocaine. It can result in severe physiological damage, psychosis, schizophrenia, lethargy, depression, or a potentially fatal overdose.
'Cannibal drug' consumption in adolescence can increase vulnerability to cocaine use during adulthood

'Cannibal drug' consumption in adolescence can increase vulnerability to cocaine use during adulthood

Blocking hypocretin signaling may provide new avenue for treating cocaine addiction, study suggests

Blocking hypocretin signaling may provide new avenue for treating cocaine addiction, study suggests

New anti-cocaine monoclonal antibody moves forward towards clinical studies in humans

New anti-cocaine monoclonal antibody moves forward towards clinical studies in humans

Cocaine addiction may disrupt iron regulation in the brain, study finds

Cocaine addiction may disrupt iron regulation in the brain, study finds

Cocaine addicts make riskier decisions than healthy people after losing potential reward

Cocaine addicts make riskier decisions than healthy people after losing potential reward

UTHealth study receives $1.9 million NIH grant to identify effective treatment for cocaine addiction

UTHealth study receives $1.9 million NIH grant to identify effective treatment for cocaine addiction

Porous acupuncture needles use nanotechnology to offer improved therapeutic properties

Porous acupuncture needles use nanotechnology to offer improved therapeutic properties

Researchers identify promising new drug treatment for cocaine addiction

Researchers identify promising new drug treatment for cocaine addiction

TSRI scientists find evidence supporting new therapeutic strategy against cocaine addiction

TSRI scientists find evidence supporting new therapeutic strategy against cocaine addiction

New study suggests increased levels of hypocretin in the brain may play role in cocaine addiction

New study suggests increased levels of hypocretin in the brain may play role in cocaine addiction

UTA researchers find how changing estrogen levels make women more vulnerable to cocaine addiction

UTA researchers find how changing estrogen levels make women more vulnerable to cocaine addiction

Scientists use animal model to gain better understanding of cocaine addiction

Scientists use animal model to gain better understanding of cocaine addiction

Glial cells may play crucial role in addiction-related behaviors

Glial cells may play crucial role in addiction-related behaviors

GFE3 protein may help researchers modify brain activity, memory in targeted ways

GFE3 protein may help researchers modify brain activity, memory in targeted ways

Penn investigators explore new treatment option for cocaine dependence

Penn investigators explore new treatment option for cocaine dependence

Topiramate drug curbs marijuana use among young smokers, but with serious side effects

Topiramate drug curbs marijuana use among young smokers, but with serious side effects

Researchers receive $6 million to further develop potential treatment for cocaine abuse

Researchers receive $6 million to further develop potential treatment for cocaine abuse

Novel enzyme therapy offers possible treatment for cocaine overdose

Novel enzyme therapy offers possible treatment for cocaine overdose

Research shows specific routes of administration can predict risk of drug addiction

Research shows specific routes of administration can predict risk of drug addiction

UB study sheds light on the molecular basis of cocaine addiction

UB study sheds light on the molecular basis of cocaine addiction