Oxytocin spray could help people suffering from addictions by alleviating the symptoms of withdrawal according to the latest study into the ‘cuddle hormone’.
Although the numerous benefits of oxytocin are now well documented, the hormone’s effects can be more complicated than is widely thought. For example, it has even been linked to racism and prejudiced thinking. Another negative role that oxytocin might play in human psychology is in providing the bonds between a alcohol or drug user and his addiction.
However, that last facet of oxytocin could actually be used to help sufferers overcome their addictions.