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New Study On Cocaine Craving & Relapse

New research conducted by Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York may shed new light on the biology of cocaine craving and the relationship of craving to relapse.  There are two brain centers that have been implicated in cocaine craving: the "reward" or "liking" center that registers the high from using the drug -- a brain pathway that involves a chemical called dopamine; and the hippocampus region of the brain, which is associated with memory and involves glutamate, an entirely different brain chemical. This research suggests that craving is is activated by the hippocampus when strong memories of cocaine use are activated.  The study suggests that medications affecting the productions of glutamate may be helpful in reducing cocaine craving.  Read the details.

 

Dual Disorder Counseling - Research
Depression, Cognitive Therapy, & Relapse
An Abstract From Archives of General Psychiatry (4-10-01)

Depression is a serious problem that can lead to relapse in addicted clients.  This article describes a specific application of cognitive therapy to the treatment of depression that significant reduces relapse rates to depression.  Adaptations of this method may prove effective in treating relapse prone addicts with coexisting depression.

Neural Activity & Cocaine Craving
An abstract From Archives of General Psychiatry (4-10-01)

This article documents the unique brain responses experienced by cocaine addicts to a variety of cues related to cocaine use.  This research adds to the growing evidence that addiction to mind altering drugs is a brain disease.

Neuroimaging & Alcohol Craving (4-9-01) 
A News Analysis By Terence T. Gorski

New studies using advanced neuroimaging technology shows that alcoholics have a unique brain response to alcohol-related cues that is not present in moderate drinkers.  This studies strengthens a growing body of evidence that addiction is a brain disease.

 

Terry Gorski and other members of the GORSKI-CENAPS Team Are Available To Train & Consult About Addiction & Related Mental & Personality Disorders
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