Study Sheds Light on Cocaine Addiction

Karena Zhao & Ishana Aggarwal, Oct 16, 2018

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Study Sheds Light on Cocaine Addiction

“Cocaine addiction is highly rampant in the U.S. right now. Regular cocaine use not only changes the structural aspects of the brain, but it also alters behavior,” said Sheng Zhang, professor at the School of Medicine and first author of the study. “In the end, we’re just trying to help people recover from substance addiction, be it cocaine use or even alcohol use. If you want to develop some sort of drug for addiction control, you have to know the brain mechanisms behind addiction.”

This article discusses new research on cocaine addiction.

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