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New Study Brings Cocaine Addiction Medication Closer to Reality

By Victoria Kim

A new compound has proven to be greatly effective in suppressing the urge to relapse by blocking the narcotic's rewarding effects. MORE  

Controversial Research Links Casual Pot Use With Brain Abnormalities

By Paul Gaita

The study drew sharp criticism for its "dishonesty" and alleged influence of its funding agencies, which include the Office of National Drug Control Policy. MORE  

Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

By Paul Gaita

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain. MORE  

Research Shows Ritalin Causes Long-Term Brain Injury

By John Lavitt

Though still in the research phase, a new study showed that the ADHD drug can potentially cause clinical depression and damage to the frontal lobes. MORE  

Researchers Identify Brain Area Tied to Problem Gambling

By Victoria Kim

Turns out those who suffer injuries in the insula cortex, which controls consciousness and motor control, are more rational about gambling outcomes, even compared to those with healthy brains. MORE  

Researchers Investigate Positive and Negative Effects of Cocaine

By John Lavitt

Scientists examined an animal’s desire to seek pleasure, rather than the pleasure itself, which they believe is the key to understanding drug abuse. MORE  

Case Studies Claim No Link Between Medical Marijuana and Crime

By David Konow

Despite opponents long arguing that pot increases violent behavior, numerous studies have shown that crime actually decreases in areas where legal weed thrives. MORE  

Snail Venom Has Potential to Create Powerful New Painkillers

By McCarton Ackerman

Though still in the research phase, the venom-filled treatment could produce a new class of drugs one hundred times more powerful than morphine. MORE  

Majority of Meth Users Start As Teenagers, Study Says

By Paul Gaita

According to the study, users started their habit between the ages of 16 and 20, with some users being younger when first trying the drug. MORE  

New Study Reveals How Cocaine Stops the Body From Storing Fat

By John Lavitt

The study also revealed how weight gain in recovering addicts can result in unhappiness and potential relapse. MORE  

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