Disulfiram drug shows effective in treating cocaine addiction: Research

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Doctors have used the drug disulfiram to help patients stay sober for several decades. It interferes with the body’s ability to metabolize alcohol, giving a fierce hangover to someone who consumes even a small amount of alcohol.More recently, disulfiram was shown to be effective in treating cocaine addiction as well, even though alcohol and cocaine affect the nervous system in different ways.

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Study Identifies Risk Factors for Painkiller Addiction And Links the Addiction to Genetics

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A new Geisinger study begins to unlock the puzzle of painkiller (opioid) addiction – why some people are more likely to become addicted than others. Geisinger investigators have found that patients with four common risk factors have a significantly higher risk of addiction. In addition, a history of severe drug dependence and drug abuse compounds the risk. The findings appear in the September …

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