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Latest Cue reactivity Stories

2011-01-04 04:08:39

The smoking cessation medications bupropion and varenicline may both be associated with changes in the way the brain reacts to smoking cues, making it easier for patients to resist cravings, according to two reports posted online today that will appear in the May print issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Environmental cues associated with nicotine reinforcement induce cigarette craving, which propagates smoking habits in smokers and relapse in...

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2009-10-04 10:50:00

A new study on drug addiction shows that about half of heroin and crack cocaine addicts in England's treatment programs quit the drugs after six months, The Associated Press reported. The danger of relapse means permanently kicking the habit probably requires ongoing care, experts warned. The results validated England's approach to treating drug addicts and called for similar efforts to evaluate American drug addiction programs, according to a senior U.S. White House official. The study...