drug addiction
FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal
FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2018
Lucemyra is the first non-opioid drug to be approved in the U.S. specifically for this purpose.
Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex
Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex
Jim Daley | Apr 20, 2018
Sex-deprived males seek out alcohol.
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
Toward a Nonaddictive Opioid
Toward a Nonaddictive Opioid
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 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.
Toward a Cocaine Vaccine
Toward a Cocaine Vaccine
Jef Akst | Jan 22, 2015
A modified bacterial protein elicits a robust immune response against a cocaine-linked molecule in mice.
Chronic Weed Use Shrinks Brain Region
Chronic Weed Use Shrinks Brain Region
Bob Grant | Nov 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.
An Offensive Playbook
An Offensive Playbook
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2014
Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain
Pain and Progress
Pain and Progress
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2014
Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?
Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors
Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors
Abby Olena | Nov 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.
The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse
The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2013
At the Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers present results linking the epigenome to heroin and cocaine addiction.