Opioids and addiction : Emerging pharmaceutical strategies for reducing reward and opponent processes

@inproceedings{Bryant2005OpioidsAA,
  title={Opioids and addiction : Emerging pharmaceutical strategies for reducing reward and opponent processes},
  author={Camron D. Bryant and Paulette A. Zaki and F Ivy Carroll and C. John Evans},
  year={2005}
}
Conventional strategies for treating opioid abuse include cognitive/behavioral therapy, maintenance therapy and managed withdrawal. These strategies deal with the addictive state, but much effort has shifted toward developing preventative measures. One approach is to reduce the rewarding properties of abused drugs, which in the case of prescription pharmaceuticals such as opioid analgesics is clearly a worthwhile endeavor. First, we will review recent studies demonstrating that mice lacking… CONTINUE READING
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