Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body.
Published: January 1997 Revised: January 2009
Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.
Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.
Describe a study of newly arrested youths where researchers found correlations between the youths' prevalence of these sexually transmitted diseases and their cocaine and marijuana use.
Summarizes a study on the use of incentives to encourage abstinence among methadone maintenance patients in outpatient programs.
Reports on the work of addiction researchers who are learning how acute and chronic cocaine exposure regulates certain genes, based on knowledge from developmental and cancer biology.
Describes a study showing that cocaine, which increases dopamine levels, also can tap into an intracellular dopamine reserve pool.
Reports on a study involving researchers who successfully desensitized mice to cocaine by genetically altering their dopamine transporters.