Brain reactivity to alcohol and cannabis marketing during sobriety and intoxication.

@article{Perna2017BrainRT,
  title={Brain reactivity to alcohol and cannabis marketing during sobriety and intoxication.},
  author={Elizabeth B. de Sousa Fernandes Perna and Eef L Theunissen and Kim P C Kuypers and Elisabeth A. T. Evers and Peter Stiers and Stefan W Toennes and Jurriaan Witteman and Wim E van Dalen and Johannes Gerardus Ramaekers},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          823-832
        }
}
Drugs of abuse stimulate striatal dopamine release and activate reward pathways. This study examined the impact of alcohol and cannabis marketing on the reward circuit in alcohol and cannabis users while sober and intoxicated. It was predicted that alcohol and cannabis marketing would increase striatal activation when sober and that reward sensitivity would be less during alcohol and cannabis intoxication. Heavy alcohol (n = 20) and regular cannabis users (n = 21) participated in a mixed… CONTINUE READING

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