From the ventral to the dorsal striatum: Devolving views of their roles in drug addiction

  title={From the ventral to the dorsal striatum: Devolving views of their roles in drug addiction},
  author={Barry J. Everitt and Trevor W. Robbins},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
We revisit our hypothesis that drug addiction can be viewed as the endpoint of a series of transitions from initial voluntarily drug use to habitual, and ultimately compulsive drug use. We especially focus on the transitions in striatal control over drug seeking behaviour that underlie these transitions since functional heterogeneity of the striatum was a key area of Ann Kelley's research interests and one in which she made enormous contributions. We also discuss the hypothesis in light of… CONTINUE READING
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