Animal models of drug addiction: Where do we go from here?

  title={Animal models of drug addiction: Where do we go from here?},
  author={Mary C Olmstead},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  volume={59 4},
  • Mary C Olmstead
  • Published 2006 in Quarterly journal of experimental psychology
Compulsion and impulsivity are both primary features of drug addiction. Based on decades of animal research, we have a detailed understanding of the factors (both environmental and physiological) that influence compulsive drug use, but still know relatively little about the impulsive aspects of drug addiction. This review outlines our current knowledge of the relationship between impulsivity and drug addiction, focusing on cognitive and motor impulsivity, which are particularly relevant to this… CONTINUE READING
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