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Treatment of addiction and addiction-related behavior

United States Patent

May 10, 2005
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The present invention relates to the use of a composition that increases central nervous system GABA levels in a mammal, for the treatment of addiction to drugs of abuse and modification of behavior associated with addiction to drugs of abuse in said mammal.
Dewey; Stephen L. (Manorville, NY), Brodie; Jonathan D. (Cos Cob, CT), Ashby, Jr.; Charles R. (Miller Place, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates LLC (Upton, NY)
09/ 933,157
August 20, 2001
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.