Take Two for April 8, 2013

UCLA scientists testing possible 'cure' for meth addiction


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Addiction to methamphetamine, the crystal version of which is pictured above, is thought to affect about 25 million people worldwide – 353,000 of them in the U.S. alone.

Researchers at UCLA may have stumbled onto a ground-breaking treatment for methamphetamine addiction. Recently the FDA fast-tracked human testing for a drug that could be the first non-opiate drug treatment for heroin and opiate addiction.

We’ll speak with Dr. Aimee Swanson, research director at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine.

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