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Cocaine addiction: Scientists discover ‘back door’ into the brain
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Individuals addicted to cocaine may have difficulty in controlling their addiction because of a previously-unknown ‘back door’ into the brain, circumventing their self-control, suggests a new study led by the University of Cambridge.
A second study from the team suggests that a drug used to treat paracetamol overdose may be able to help individuals who want to break their addiction and stop their damaging cocaine seeking habits.
Adapted from University of Cambridge News
Posted on 22/01/2016
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