“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle” – George Orwell

Metabolic Factors of Drug Addiction 

Dr. Schmidt’s current research into cocaine, prescription opioid, and nicotine addiction, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, focuses on the molecular, biochemical, epigenetic, and behavioral mechanisms underlying drug taking and seeking. Through this research, he is identifying novel neurobiological mechanisms that regulate addiction-like behaviors to understand how chronic exposure to drugs of abuse changes the brain to produce drug-seeking behaviors. This area of research is particularly important to nurses, who occupy the front lines of patient care for those struggling with drug addiction. 

Trans-generational Effects of Potential Drug Taking 

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Novel Anti-Addiction Therapies

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