Addiction linked to heightened dopamine D3 levels

February 28, 2012

Addiction linked to heightened dopamine D3 levels

Canadian researchers used innovative techniques in their research of mental illness, leading to an exciting new discovery.

Investigators at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) identified a potential treatment target for methamphetamine addicts while using a chemical probe developed by the facility.

The probe reacted to responses in the dopamine levels of meth addicts that were not apparent in those without the addiction.