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Treatment of addiction and addiction-related behavior

United States Patent

May 2, 2000
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The present invention provides a highly efficient method for treating substance addiction and for changing addiction-related behavior of a primate suffering from substance addiction. The method includes administering to a primate an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition including gamma vinylGABA. The present invention also provides a method of treatment of nicotine addiction by treating a patient with an effective amount of a composition including gamma vinylGABA.
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/ 129,253
August 5, 1998
This invention was made with Government support under Contract NO. DE-ACO2-98CH10886, between the U.S. Department of Energy and Brookhaven Science Associates and also under Contract Nos. NIMH MH49165, NIMH R2955155 between National Institutes of Mental Health and Brookhaven Science Associates. The Government has certain rights in the invention.