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FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

By Catherine Offord | May 17, 2018

Lucemyra is the first non-opioid drug to be approved in the U.S. specifically for this purpose.

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Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex

By Jim Daley | April 20, 2018

Sex-deprived males seek out alcohol.

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Decoding the Tripping Brain

By Diana Kwon | September 1, 2017

Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.

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image: Toward a Nonaddictive Opioid

Toward a Nonaddictive Opioid

By Ben Andrew Henry | August 18, 2016

A newly discovered painkiller does not cause respiratory depression or addiction in mice and could be an alternative to frequently abused prescription medicines, researchers report.

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image: Toward a Cocaine Vaccine

Toward a Cocaine Vaccine

By Jef Akst | January 22, 2015

A modified bacterial protein elicits a robust immune response against a cocaine-linked molecule in mice.

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image: Chronic Weed Use Shrinks Brain Region

Chronic Weed Use Shrinks Brain Region

By Bob Grant | November 12, 2014

Long-term marijuana smokers have less gray matter in their orbitofrontal cortex than nonsmokers, but other brain circuits may compensate by increasing connectivity.

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An Offensive Playbook

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2014

Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain

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Pain and Progress

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2014

Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?

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Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors

By Abby Olena | November 24, 2013

Augmenting the action of a glutamate receptor in the brains of addicted rats helps prevent them from seeking cocaine during withdrawal, a study shows.

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The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse

By Jef Akst | November 11, 2013

At the Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers present results linking the epigenome to heroin and cocaine addiction.

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