Getting to the core of addiction: Hooking CB2 receptor into drug abuse?

@article{Morales2012GettingTT,
  title={Getting to the core of addiction: Hooking CB2 receptor into drug abuse?},
  author={Marisela Morales and Antonello Bonci},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={504-505}
}
e-mail: antonello.bonci@nih.gov Despite considerable interest in developing effective medications and behavioral interventions to treat cocaine addiction, there is, unfortunately, no effective treatment. A recent study by Xi et al.1 sheds unexpected light on a potential new path toward developing antiaddiction therapies, showing that activation of brain cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptors attenuated both the rewarding and the psychomotor-stimulating effects of cocaine. However, before we get… CONTINUE READING