Research Study: Technique Rewrites Addicts’ Memories

 Researchers in China have developed a technique that rewrites the memories of drug addicts to lessen their association with pleasure and help prevent them from relapsing.

The study’s findings may be a useful addition to existing treatments for recovering addicts, who are vulnerable to relapse even after undergoing rehabilitation programs which include “extinction procedures” to help patients control cravings

http://www.healthcare-today.co.uk/news/technique-rewrites-addicts-memories/21665/

Source:  Healthcare Today – April 17, 2012

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