Reaching out towards cannabis: approach-bias in heavy cannabis users predicts changes in cannabis use

@inproceedings{Cousijn2011ReachingOT,
  title={Reaching out towards cannabis: approach-bias in heavy cannabis users predicts changes in cannabis use},
  author={Janna Cousijn and Anna E. Goudriaan and Reinout W. Wiers},
  booktitle={Addiction},
  year={2011}
}
AIMS Repeated drug exposure can lead to an approach-bias, i.e. the relatively automatically triggered tendencies to approach rather that avoid drug-related stimuli. Our main aim was to study this approach-bias in heavy cannabis users with the newly developed cannabis Approach Avoidance Task (cannabis-AAT) and to investigate the predictive relationship between an approach-bias for cannabis-related materials and levels of cannabis use, craving, and the course of cannabis use. DESIGN, SETTINGS… CONTINUE READING
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