A Vaccine to Cure Addictions?

A Vaccine to Cure Addictions?

From the cutting edge of neuroscience...

Can an injection help you stop smoking? Or end a drug addiction? We hear about a new approach to curing addiction that works like the flu vaccine. How your own antibodies could help block cocaine, heroin, or nicotine from reaching the pleasure receptors in your brain.

Guests

Dorothy Hatsukami

Principal Investigator, Tobacco Use Research Center; Professor of Psychiatry; Forster Family Professor in Cancer Prevention, University of Minnesota

Ivan Montoya

Deputy Director, Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse, National Institute on Drug Abuse

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