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Drug Abuse Behavior Driven By Neurochemical Changes In Brain

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November 12, 1998
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Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center
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Researchers at Yerkes Primate Center have demonstrated that the same neurochemical changes in the brain that occur with cocaine use can also be triggered by environmental stimuli, without the presence of cocaine at all.

ATLANTA, GA -- Researchers at Yerkes Primate Center have demonstrated that the same neurochemical changes in the brain that occur with cocaine use can also be triggered by environmental stimuli, without the presence of cocaine at all. This is significant in understanding why recovering addicts experience overwhelming "cravings" when they see a crack pipe or some other environmental link to their habit -- a craving so strong it often sends them into relapse.


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Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center. "Drug Abuse Behavior Driven By Neurochemical Changes In Brain." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 November 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981112075517.htm>.
Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center. (1998, November 12). Drug Abuse Behavior Driven By Neurochemical Changes In Brain. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981112075517.htm
Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center. "Drug Abuse Behavior Driven By Neurochemical Changes In Brain." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981112075517.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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