There is an alarming increase in deaths involving the stimulant drugs methamphetamine and cocaine.
Describes the latest research findings on cocaine, exploring the scope of abuse in the U.S., its potential long- and short-term health effects, maternal cocaine use, and treatment approaches.
Specific cocaine-induced decreases in gray matter density were associated with reduced performance on tests of memory and cognition.
Today, a new analysis in JAMA by epidemiologists at NIDA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reveals the scope of the crisis, and the rapidity with which the opioid problem has broadened from prescription opioids and heroin to include their much more deadly synthetic cousins.
Syringe services programs (SSPs) are community-based prevention programs that can provide access to and disposal of syringes and more.
Preventing cocaine memories from re-strengthening in an unstable period following retrieval attenuates cocaine seeking.
Annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey results released.
Increases are among the largest in history of national study
Cocaine can trigger release of the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) in the ventral tegmental area of the midbrain in mice, and this may play a role in cocaine use disorder.
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Just published research by scientists at NIDA’s Intramural Research Program reveals that the drug cocaine causes neurons to synthesize endocannabinoids that are then enclosed within membrane-bound packages, known as extracellular vesicles. Designing drugs or tools to manipulate the protein interactions underlying vesicle release could provide a new way to counter cocaine addiction.