Behavioural approach tendencies to heroin-related stimuli in abstinent heroin abusers

@article{Zhou2011BehaviouralAT,
  title={Behavioural approach tendencies to heroin-related stimuli in abstinent heroin abusers},
  author={Yanyan Zhou and Xinyu Li and Meng Zhang and Feng Zhang and Chen Wei Zhu and Mowei Shen},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={221},
  pages={171-176}
}
Drug-related cues can elicit approach responses in drug users. However, no relevant research has ever concerned heroin abusers. In the present study, we investigated whether the abstinent heroin abusers demonstrated special behavioural tendencies to approach or avoid the drug-related stimuli compared with neutral stimuli. Twenty-two male abstinent heroin abusers (AH) and 20 healthy males (NC) were tested by a Pull/Push Task. Participants pulled (approach response) or pushed (avoidance response… CONTINUE READING