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04-27-2006, 10:54 PM
Addiction Relapse Associated with Temptation Brain Chemical

By Michael Smith, MedPage Today Staff Writer
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (http://www.medpagetoday.com/reviewer.cfm?reviewerid=55)
April 13, 2006

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 13 - A stress-related brain chemical that seems to create a susceptibility to temptation may be related to why alcoholics fall off the wagon or clean drug addicts turn recidivist. The chemical is called corticotropin-releasing factor.

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