Sleep, And How Cocaine Changes The Brain To Make Treatment So Difficult

New research clarifies the role of drugs of abuse on sleep, why cocaine is so powerful, and the brain changes that occur due to abuse that make addiction so difficult to treat. Studies have found that addictive drugs such as cocaine affect many circadian, or biological clock, genes including two which have been shown to regulate dopamine, a brain chemical that underlies the rewarding effects of cocaine.

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