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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.
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

DNA changes during drug withdrawal may offer promising ways to develop effective addiction treatments

DNA changes during drug withdrawal may offer promising ways to develop effective addiction treatments

Cocaine changes brain function, increases impulsive behaviors

Cocaine changes brain function, increases impulsive behaviors

University of Copenhagen researchers move closer to developing antidote against cocaine addiction

University of Copenhagen researchers move closer to developing antidote against cocaine addiction

Cocaine disrupts woman's estrus cycle, may explain sex differences in cocaine addiction

Cocaine disrupts woman's estrus cycle, may explain sex differences in cocaine addiction

Researchers find potential target for therapies to treat cocaine addiction

Researchers find potential target for therapies to treat cocaine addiction

VCU receives $6 million grant to develop safe, effective treatments for cocaine addiction

VCU receives $6 million grant to develop safe, effective treatments for cocaine addiction

Study details brain mechanisms involved with addictive substances

Study details brain mechanisms involved with addictive substances

Group of 11 genes could help predict alcoholism risk

Group of 11 genes could help predict alcoholism risk

UTMB awarded $6.6 million grant to establish Translational Addiction Sciences Center

UTMB awarded $6.6 million grant to establish Translational Addiction Sciences Center

UB research finds novel compound for treating cocaine addiction

UB research finds novel compound for treating cocaine addiction

Social cognitive deficits contribute to perpetuation of cocaine addiction, say scientists

Social cognitive deficits contribute to perpetuation of cocaine addiction, say scientists

Researchers identify molecular mechanism by which cocaine alters brain's reward circuits, causes addiction

Researchers identify molecular mechanism by which cocaine alters brain's reward circuits, causes addiction

Researchers hope for a pharmacological solution to treat cocaine addiction

Researchers hope for a pharmacological solution to treat cocaine addiction

MRI provides noninvasive way to measure iron levels in the brains of ADHD people

MRI provides noninvasive way to measure iron levels in the brains of ADHD people

Protein linked to learning induces cocaine addiction, say researchers

Protein linked to learning induces cocaine addiction, say researchers

Ritalin helps improve brain function in cocaine addiction

Ritalin helps improve brain function in cocaine addiction

TSRI scientists find emotion-related brain region plays major role in sustaining cocaine addiction

TSRI scientists find emotion-related brain region plays major role in sustaining cocaine addiction