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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
Jim Daley | Apr 20, 2018
Sex-deprived males seek out alcohol.
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
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
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
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
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2014
Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain
Pain and Progress
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2014
Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?
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
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2013
At the Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers present results linking the epigenome to heroin and cocaine addiction.