August 2013 In a surprising finding, male rats who used cocaine sired male offspring who later exhibited blunted responses to the drug. Researchers determined the cause was an epigenetic alteration.
December 2011 New results extend previous findings that some methamphetamine-induced neuronal damage resolves after a year of abstinence.
July 2011 Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.
October 2010 Reports on two studies that demonstrate the promise of treating addiction with medications that alleviate drug-induced alterations in signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate.
December 2008 Reports on an animal study showing that methadone, normally used as a therapy for opioid abuse, may prove to be an effective treatment for cocaine abuse.
November 2009 Describes clinical trial results providing evidence that methadone maintenance to men in prison can pay off in better retention in community treatment and reduced drug abuse following their release.
July 2011 Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.
June 2008 Reports on a study involving researchers who successfully desensitized mice to cocaine by genetically altering their dopamine transporters.
December 2010 Describes a study investigating the effectiveness of modafinil in enhancing sleep among cocaine abusers who are currently abstinent.
October 2010 Reports on research investigating whether certain medications might strengthen patients' understanding and memory retention.