Seen in The Daily Mail on 28 June 2013:
Could ADHD medication Ritalin cure cocaine addiction? New research shows it might help self-control
By Emma Innes
PUBLISHED in The Daily Mail: 28 June 2013 | UPDATED: 2 July 2013
Ritalin, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD, could provide a novel way of treating cocaine addiction.
A single dose of the drug can modify the connectivity in certain brain circuits that underlie self-control and cravings in cocaine addicts, new research has found.
Previous research has shown that Ritalin improves brain function in cocaine users, making them better able to perform some cognitive tasks.
A single dose of Ritalin can modify the connectivity in certain brain circuits that underlie self-control and cravings...