Pathways to relapse: the neurobiology of drug- and stress-induced relapse to drug-taking.

  title={Pathways to relapse: the neurobiology of drug- and stress-induced relapse to drug-taking.},
  author={Jane Stewart},
  journal={Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN},
  volume={25 2},
  • Jane Stewart
  • Published 2000 in Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN
Relapse is a major characteristic of drug addiction, and remains the primary problem in treating drug abuse. Without an understanding of the factors that determine renewed drug-seeking, the urge to use drugs, and the persistent craving for them, it is unlikely that health care professionals can provide effective treatment. Using an animal model of relapse, the author and her team are studying factors that induce reinstatement of drug-taking behaviour after short and long periods of abstinence… CONTINUE READING
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