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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.
Neuronal mechanisms underlying formation and retrieval of cocaine-associated memories

Neuronal mechanisms underlying formation and retrieval of cocaine-associated memories

Scientists identify brain circuit responsible for cocaine-seeking behavior during relapse

Scientists identify brain circuit responsible for cocaine-seeking behavior during relapse

UTSA researchers reveal important insight into cocaine addiction

UTSA researchers reveal important insight into cocaine addiction

Cocaine-addicted rats show long-lasting increases in number of orexin neurons

Cocaine-addicted rats show long-lasting increases in number of orexin neurons

Bile acids reduce desire for cocaine, finds study

Bile acids reduce desire for cocaine, finds study

A class of proteins shown to be effective in reducing drug-seeking behaviors

A class of proteins shown to be effective in reducing drug-seeking behaviors

Study: Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction

Study: Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction

Cocaine relapse is reduced in preclinical model with BDNF administration

Cocaine relapse is reduced in preclinical model with BDNF administration

Researchers uncover gene that plays role in cocaine addiction

Researchers uncover gene that plays role in cocaine addiction

Study highlights complexity of the brain’s molecular response to cocaine use

Study highlights complexity of the brain’s molecular response to cocaine use

Scientists successfully test anti-alcoholism drug in animal models

Scientists successfully test anti-alcoholism drug in animal models

University of Pennsylvania expert investigates novel treatment for cocaine addiction

University of Pennsylvania expert investigates novel treatment for cocaine addiction

Scripps researchers awarded two grants to support studies on cocaine, oxycodone addiction

Scripps researchers awarded two grants to support studies on cocaine, oxycodone addiction

Scientists reveal development of improved medicine to fight addiction

Scientists reveal development of improved medicine to fight addiction

UMSOM researchers identify new role for mitochondria in cocaine-induced behavior

UMSOM researchers identify new role for mitochondria in cocaine-induced behavior

Advances in genetic and stem cell techniques help identify therapeutic targets for neurological disorders

Advances in genetic and stem cell techniques help identify therapeutic targets for neurological disorders

Bioengineers develop brain sensor technique to understand cocaine addiction in adolescent mind

Bioengineers develop brain sensor technique to understand cocaine addiction in adolescent mind

APA shines light on important trends in psychology

APA shines light on important trends in psychology

UTHealth study focuses on how gene-environment interactions impact cocaine use disorder

UTHealth study focuses on how gene-environment interactions impact cocaine use disorder

SBP researcher awarded $10.8 million grant to pursue development of new drug for substance abuse

SBP researcher awarded $10.8 million grant to pursue development of new drug for substance abuse