Rapid Recovery of Vesicular Dopamine Levels in Methamphetamine Users in Early Abstinence

@article{Boileau2016RapidRO,
  title={Rapid Recovery of Vesicular Dopamine Levels in Methamphetamine Users in Early Abstinence},
  author={Isabelle Boileau and Tina McCluskey and Junchao Tong and Yoshiaki Furukawa and Sylvain Houle and Stephen J. Kish},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={1179-1187}
}
We previously reported very low levels of dopamine in post-mortem striatum of chronic methamphetamine users, raising the possibility that restoration of normal dopamine levels could help in this addiction and perhaps prevent early relapse. To establish relevance of this finding to the living brain, we tested whether striatal [11C]-(+)-dihydrotetrabenazine… CONTINUE READING