Modulation of the Endocannabinoid System: Vulnerability Factor and New Treatment Target for Stimulant Addiction

@inproceedings{Olire2013ModulationOT,
  title={Modulation of the Endocannabinoid System: Vulnerability Factor and New Treatment Target for Stimulant Addiction},
  author={St{\'e}phanie Oli{\`e}re and Antoine Jolette-Riopel and St{\'e}phane Potvin and Didier Jutras-Aswad},
  booktitle={Front. Psychiatry},
  year={2013}
}
Cannabis is one of the most widely used illicit substance among users of stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines. Interestingly, increasing recent evidence points toward the involvement of the endocannabinoid system (ECBS) in the neurobiological processes related to stimulant addiction. This article presents an up-to-date review with deep insights into the pivotal role of the ECBS in the neurobiology of stimulant addiction and the effects of its modulation on addictive behaviors. This… CONTINUE READING
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