Behavioral and social effects of heroin self-administration and withdrawal.

  title={Behavioral and social effects of heroin self-administration and withdrawal.},
  author={Thomas F. Babor and Roger E. Meyer and Steven M. Mirin and H B McNamee and Mark Davies},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={33 3},
Behavioral and social reactions to intravenously administered heroin were studied during a 33-day experimental addiction cycle. Three groups of four subject volunteers were allowed to self-administer heroin for a ten-day period as part of a longer study of oplate antagonists. Data relevant to sleep patterns, energy expenditure, social interaction, and other observable behaviors were collected during hourly observations. Comparison of behavioral differences before and after drug administration… CONTINUE READING

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