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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.
Research findings reveal promising new anti-addiction drug

Research findings reveal promising new anti-addiction drug

Study: Altering brain activity with laser light eliminates addictive behavior in rats

Study: Altering brain activity with laser light eliminates addictive behavior in rats

Study shows relationship between cocaine-induced brain deficits in prefrontal cortex and cocaine-seeking

Study shows relationship between cocaine-induced brain deficits in prefrontal cortex and cocaine-seeking

New research may shed light on alcohol addiction vulnerability in some people

New research may shed light on alcohol addiction vulnerability in some people

Discovery could lead to new target for treatment of cocaine addiction

Discovery could lead to new target for treatment of cocaine addiction

Scientists pinpoint neural basis for stress-related relapse in rat models

Scientists pinpoint neural basis for stress-related relapse in rat models

Study supports hypothesis that disulfiram reduces drug consumption by blocking DβH

Study supports hypothesis that disulfiram reduces drug consumption by blocking DβH

Researchers identify brain mechanisms that regulate cocaine-seeking behavior

Researchers identify brain mechanisms that regulate cocaine-seeking behavior

Addiction and mental health burden higher than all cancers in Ontario

Addiction and mental health burden higher than all cancers in Ontario

Morphine inhibits BDNF protein, whereas cocaine enhances BDNF

Morphine inhibits BDNF protein, whereas cocaine enhances BDNF

New insight into basis of opiate addiction

New insight into basis of opiate addiction

Marijuana and testicular cancer: an interview with Victoria Cortessis

Marijuana and testicular cancer: an interview with Victoria Cortessis

Mephedrone may cause memory loss

Mephedrone may cause memory loss

Incentives can help promote drug abstinence among pregnant women with heroin or cocaine addiction

Incentives can help promote drug abstinence among pregnant women with heroin or cocaine addiction

Two-drug combination helps combat cocaine addiction

Two-drug combination helps combat cocaine addiction

Combination of two existing pharmaceutical drugs shows promise against cocaine addiction

Combination of two existing pharmaceutical drugs shows promise against cocaine addiction

Nicotine addiction: An interview with Dr. Crystal

Nicotine addiction: An interview with Dr. Crystal

Single-dose vaccine for treatment of cocaine addiction

Single-dose vaccine for treatment of cocaine addiction

Chronic exposure to cocaine drives structural changes in the brain

Chronic exposure to cocaine drives structural changes in the brain

Study shows how cocaine changes the shape and size of neuron rewards in mouse model

Study shows how cocaine changes the shape and size of neuron rewards in mouse model