Cocaine Addiction News and Research

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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.
Researchers study how brain deficits associated with HIV and cocaine addiction might add up

Researchers study how brain deficits associated with HIV and cocaine addiction might add up

Elevated levels of serotonin can curb cocaine addiction in mice

Elevated levels of serotonin can curb cocaine addiction in mice

Neuroscientists reveal brain mechanism related to how serotonin controls cocaine addiction

Neuroscientists reveal brain mechanism related to how serotonin controls cocaine addiction

Cognitive reappraisal may reduce compulsive drug-seeking behavior in cocaine-addicted individuals

Cognitive reappraisal may reduce compulsive drug-seeking behavior in cocaine-addicted individuals

Sleep deprivation can increase the rewarding properties of cocaine

Sleep deprivation can increase the rewarding properties of cocaine

Researchers elucidate the impact of genetic mutations in cocaine addiction

Researchers elucidate the impact of genetic mutations in cocaine addiction

Temple researchers receive $1.77M grant to explore therapy for cocaine addiction

Temple researchers receive $1.77M grant to explore therapy for cocaine addiction

Study reveals potential therapeutic target for treating cocaine addiction

Study reveals potential therapeutic target for treating cocaine addiction

Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug

Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

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