Is This Nasal Spray the Cure to Gambling Addiction?

Researchers have looked for ways to curb gambling addiction for years. And a group of Finnish scientists think they may have a solution – nasal spray. The spray that the Finnish researchers are studying contains naloxone, which is used to treat patients who overdose on heroin, morphine, and opium. Naloxone also blocks dopamine, a neurotransmitter […]

Researchers have looked for ways to curb gambling addiction for years. And a group of Finnish scientists think they may have a solution – nasal spray.

The spray that the Finnish researchers are studying contains naloxone, which is used to treat patients who overdose on heroin, morphine, and opium. Naloxone also blocks dopamine, a neurotransmitter that controls your brain’s pleasure center.

 

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