Laboratory animals that exercise have a harder time giving up their cocaine habits compared to their couch potato peers, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Lead author Justin Rhodes was quick to point out that his work should not keep people from exercising, especially if they are recovering from [...]
A new study has found that aerobic exercise may protect against binging patterns of cocaine use. The study, led by Mark A. Smith, PhD, of Davidson College, discovered that rats that used running wheels self-administered less cocaine than rats that did not run. Smith said that this study is the first demonstration that exercise reduces [...]
Researchers from the United Kingdom and Switzerland have discovered two techniques to identify dissolved cocaine in bottles of wine or rum. These methods will help customs officials quickly identify bottles being used to smuggle cocaine without opening the container.
Addictive drugs like cocaine cause changes in the reward system of the brain that may lead to drug cravings and relapse, even after long periods of abstinence. A new study has found that a specific neural mechanism might be linked to drug-seeking behavior, and may help scientists create new treatments for cocaine addiction.