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.
Female sex hormone estradiol makes women more susceptible to cocaine addiction

Female sex hormone estradiol makes women more susceptible to cocaine addiction

Psychedelic drug offers lifesaving relief for veterans plagued by traumatic brain injury

Psychedelic drug offers lifesaving relief for veterans plagued by traumatic brain injury

Study sheds light on how cocaine addiction alters brain's reward system

Study sheds light on how cocaine addiction alters brain's reward system

ADHD drug could serve as a cocaine-replacement therapy

ADHD drug could serve as a cocaine-replacement therapy

UVA Health launches clinical trial to determine if focused ultrasound can help people quit cocaine

UVA Health launches clinical trial to determine if focused ultrasound can help people quit cocaine

Specific brain circuit initially implicated in animals found to be impaired in people with cocaine or heroin addiction

Specific brain circuit initially implicated in animals found to be impaired in people with cocaine or heroin addiction

NIH grant awarded to Marshall researcher for studying genetic mechanisms of cocaine addiction

NIH grant awarded to Marshall researcher for studying genetic mechanisms of cocaine addiction

Study uncovers a new, specific target for developing treatments for cocaine addiction

Study uncovers a new, specific target for developing treatments for cocaine addiction

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