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Decreased Interest in Food Linked with Greater Interest in Cocaine, Mouse Study Suggests

A decreased interest in food is associated with a greater interest in novelty-seeking behavior and cocaine use, a mouse study suggests. …

Supreme Court Rules Changes to Crack Cocaine Penalties May be Applied Retroactively

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that recent changes to penalties for crimes that involve crack cocaine, which make sentences more lenient, can be applied retroactively. …

Rural Areas Become Entangled in Mexican Drug Cartel Business

Police in rural and suburban areas around the country are reporting finding drugs, money and guns linked to Mexican drug cartels, CNN reports. …

Treating Drug Use as Public Health Issue Could Lower Crime Rate: Report

A new government report suggests that treating drug use as a public health issue could lead to reduced crime rates. The annual report by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy finds illegal drugs play a central role in criminal acts. …

U.S. Cocaine, Meth Use on the Decline, Kerlikowske Tells International Commission

Use of drugs, particularly cocaine and methamphetamine, is on the decline in the United States, according to U.S. National Drug Control Policy Director R. Gil Kerlikowske. He spoke this week at the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission. …

Chronic Cocaine Use May Hasten Aging of the Brain

Chronic cocaine use may accelerate aging of the brain, a new study suggests. The study found people with cocaine dependence have greater levels of age-related loss of nerve tissue in the brain called gray matter. …

Animal Study Suggests Link Between Binge Eating and Other Addictive Behaviors

A study of rats suggests a link between binge eating and the development of other addictive behaviors. …

Cocaine Overdose Treatment Shows Promise in Animal Study

A potential cocaine overdose treatment has shown promise in a study of mice, according to the Los Angeles Times. The researchers said the findings could lead to human clinical trials. …

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Cocaine Sentencing Cases

The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in two cases involving different sentencing rules for sellers of crack and powder cocaine. …

Exercise May Make it Harder to Break an Addiction, Animal Study Suggests

Exercise may make it more difficult to break an addiction in some cases, a study of cocaine-addicted mice suggests. …