New methods for treating the rising opioid epidemic in America may be found in the brains and behavior of drug-addicted tropical fish, says a new study.

A team of researchers from the University of Utah Health got a tank full of zebrafish hooked on opioids and found they showed many of the same drug-seeking behaviors humans show, and some of the same symptoms of withdrawal. They also showed similar responses to some of the drugs used to treat addiction.

The trouble with the current therapies for opioid addiction is…
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