Research snapshot: New tools could help prevent relapse behavior in opioid addiction

University of Minnesota News Dec 03, 2018

Opioid addiction is a crippling problem in society, with an estimated 9% of Americans abusing opiates at some point in their life. In Minnesota, opiate overdose deaths have more than tripled since 2000.

Overcoming addiction is extremely challenging, and the risk of relapse persists. A new study from the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Neuroscience identified a potential target for preventing morphine relapse in mice, which brings researchers closer to providing a...

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