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Defining the drug-induced neuroadaptations specifically associated with the behavioral manifestation of addiction is a daunting task. To address this issue, we used a behavioral model that differentiates rats controlling their drug use (Non-Addict-like) from rats undergoing transition to addiction (Addict-like). Dysfunctions in prefrontal cortex (PFC)(More)
High-frequency intake and high drug-induced seeking are associated with cocaine addiction in both human and animals. However, their relationships and neurobiological underpinnings remain hypothetical. The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), basolateral amygdala (BLA), and nucleus accumbens (NAc) have been shown to have a role in cocaine seeking. However, their(More)
An inexpensive and minimally restrictive restraint system for cats is described which protects any temporary connections to chronic physiological implants during recording sessions and permits free movement of the head and extremities for behavioral studies. Procedures for constructing and implanting a chronic indwelling venous catheter device are also(More)
A comprehensive approach to the treatment of drug-abusing and dependent persons is proposed based on a knowledge of the psychopathology and the psychodynamics of drug abuse and psychological dependence. The role of psychiatric understanding of drug dependence is historically developed. The recent contributions of clinicians and researchers evolving from(More)
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