Polydrug abuse in heroin addicts: a behavioral economic analysis.

  title={Polydrug abuse in heroin addicts: a behavioral economic analysis.},
  author={Nancy M Petry and Warren K. Bickel},
  volume={93 3},
AIM To assess how price and income affect hypothetical drug-purchasing decisions of polydrug abusers undergoing treatment for heroin addiction. PARTICIPANTS, DESIGN AND SETTING Forty subjects participated in experiments in which they hypothetically "purchased" drugs as price or income varied. INTERVENTION Experiment 1 examined effects of heroin price on purchases of heroin, valium, cocaine, marijuana and alcohol. Experiment 2 examined the effects of both heroin and valium prices on… CONTINUE READING