Although there are currently no FDA-approved medications that treat cocaine abuse, recent research shows promising results that may help recovering cocaine addicts from relapsing. Medications available to cocaine-addicted patients at the present time treat only withdrawal symptoms and relapse among former cocaine users is high. New studies by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have identified mechanisms in the brain that trigger cocaine-related memories. These memories, in turn, induce cravings for the drug. It is hoped that by identifying these brain mechanisms, new treatments can be developed which will overcome or inhibit the memories and arrest the high cocaine relapse rate.
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