Conditioned craving and arousal in cocaine addiction: a preliminary report.

  title={Conditioned craving and arousal in cocaine addiction: a preliminary report.},
  author={Anna Rose Childress and Ronald N. Ehrman and A. Thomas Mclellan and Charles P O'brien},
  journal={NIDA research monograph},
Though data collection is still in progress, several significant findings are already apparent from our study of cocaine 'reminders': 1) In the laboratory, detoxified cocaine abusers show a differential responsivity to drug-related cocaine 'reminders', responding with strong signs of physiological arousal (peripheral skin temperature reductions and decreases in skin resistance) and subjective cocaine craving. 2) In extinction sessions, repeated, non-reinforced exposure to cocaine 'reminders… CONTINUE READING
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