Recovering drug addicts often struggle with memories that can sabotage their recovery. A discovery by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Florida campus indicates there is a way to erase these drug-associated memories and prevent relapse to drug addiction, the TSRI reported.
“We now have a viable target and by blocking that target, we can disrupt, and potentially erase, drug memories, leaving other memories intact,” said Courtney Miller, TSRI associate professor.New Drug Prevents Relapse
The study demonstrates the effectiveness of a single injection of a drug called blebbistatin in preventing relapse in animal models of methamphetamine addiction. The [...]