Addiction and its reward process through polymorphisms of the D2 dopamine receptor gene: a review.

Abstract

Since 1990, association studies have amassed strong evidence implicating the D(2) dopamine receptor (DRD2) gene in alcoholism. Specifically, the TaqI A minor (A1) allele of the DRD2 gene has been associated with alcoholism. The DRD2 gene has also been found to be involved in other substance use disorders including cocaine, nicotine and opioid dependence… (More)

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