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[thejournal.ie] , Hosford, Paul Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine. (05 Nov 2017)

External website: http://www.thejournal.ie/cocaine-alcohol-link-3677...

Results from the us study suggest alcohol increases compulsive cocaine use by promoting the breakdown of important proteins in the nucleus accumbens, a brain region critical for reward-based memory.... Since only a fraction (about 21%) of cocaine users progress to compulsive use, it is thought that both genetic and environmental factors are involved in vulnerability to cocaine addiction.........


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