Mar 21, 2023

Immune signals that contribute to addiction vulnerability identified in the brain

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For individuals suffering from drug addiction, certain cues—whether it’s specific people, places or things—can trigger powerful cravings for repeated use.

A new University of Michigan study has identified signals, traditionally associated with inflammation, contributing to people’s vulnerability to . With repeated drug use with the same exposure to cues, some individuals develop an inability to control their drug use, even in the face of negative consequences.

The study is published in the journal eNeuro.

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