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University of Basel

28 July 2015

Stress Hormone Reduces Heroin Cravings

Alkohol, Nikotin, Tabletten und Heroin
© Universität Basel

Every addiction is characterized by a strong desire for a certain addictive substance, be it nicotine, alcohol or other drug. Researchers at the University of Basel recently conducted a study on heroin addiction and demonstrated that the stress hormone cortisol can reduce addictive cravings. The findings from the research have been published in the medical journal Translational Psychiatry.

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