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Protein alterations in the brain’s reward system during withdrawal leads to incubation of cocaine craving

Protein alterations in the brain’s reward system during withdrawal leads to incubation of cocaine craving

The risk of relapse is a major obstacle to the long-term treatment of patients suffering from drug addiction. Therefore, the need of the hour is to focus on finding a relevant way to identify the targets to treat addiction. Substantial research and studies have been undertaken in recent times to improve the overall understanding related to the role of molecular signaling pathways in triggering drug-induced maladaptations. Continue reading

Cocaine-addicted patients most susceptible to relapse after first six months of abstinence

Cocaine-addicted patients most susceptible to relapse after first six months of abstinence

Cocaine dependence is hard to get rid of. As per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), almost two million people aged 12 and above in the United States used cocaine in 2015. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) indicates that the number of cocaine overdose deaths in the U.S. has gone up by 1.6 times from 2010 to 2015.   Continue reading

The fact sheet- Part 3: Facts about cocaine

The fact sheet- Part 3: Facts about cocaine

Made from the leaves of the coca plant, cocaine was originally used as a painkiller. The U.S. consumes nearly 37 percent of the total production of cocaine in the world, as per the data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 1.5 million Americans aged 12 years or older abused cocaine in 2013. Continue reading

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