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Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use

...on" -- the vulnerability ofrecovered alcoholics or addicts to return to uncontrolled drinking ordrug use when exposed to the drug of abuse months or even years afterbreaking the habit.In this analysis, the researchers provided alcohol to rats until theyhad become "experienced" daily drinkers. They then withh...

Key Trigger Of Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms Found

...dicines and behavioral techniques aimed at helping addicts kick their habits. To zero in on the machinery underlying withdrawal symptoms, researchers led by Elena Bagley and Macdonald Christie of the Pain Management Research Institute at Royal North Shore Hospital (a division of the University of Sydney) p...

Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges

...oves true in humans, then it will help explain why addicts go on prolonged binges, requiring more frequent intake and ever-increasing amounts of the drug in order to achieve a high," says Janda, who led the study with his former student, Tobin Dickerson, Ph.D., also a chemist at Scripps. Other drugs of abus...

How the brain learns to become addicted

...s of abstinence, not periods of intoxication, that addicts seek treatment, the peptide signaling pathways for orexin and CRF may prove to be fruitful targets in the search for addiction medications." Bonci and his colleagues based their experiments on past studies by other researchers showing that orexins a...

Genetically altered mice no longer like cocaine

...s that achieve the same results and therefore help addicts overcome their dependence. Right now there are no such treatments on the market, said Howard Gu, the study's lead author and an associate professor of pharmacology and psychiatry at Ohio State University . The study confirms that the dopamine trans...

Study highlights new and cheaper way to treat heroin addiction

Costly methadone treatment for heroin addicts could be replaced by a substitute painkiller that is half the price, safer and less toxic. In a study spanning three and a half years, researchers found that the prescription painkiller dihydrocodeine is equally as effective as methadone to help dr...

To slow AIDS in Russia, treat HIV-positive addicts, Stanford study says

...in Russia, but it remains to be seen whether drug addicts will receive treatment, Owens said. "Our main message is that really to have an impact on the epidemic, you have to treat both the drug users and non-drug users." ...

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