Reduced response to reward in smokers and cannabis users.

@article{MartinSoelch2009ReducedRT,
  title={Reduced response to reward in smokers and cannabis users.},
  author={Chantal Martin-Soelch and Maja Kobel and Markus Karl St{\"o}cklin and Tanja Michael and Simone N. Weber and Bigna Krebs and Klaus Opwis},
  journal={Neuropsychobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 2},
  pages={94-103}
}
BACKGROUND Cannabis is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs. Reduced neural and behavioral reactions to reward have been demonstrated in other forms of addiction, as expressed by reduced mood reactivity and lack of striatal activation to rewards, but this effect has not yet been investigated in cannabis users. METHODS We hypothesized that cannabis users and tobacco smokers would evidence lower positive mood ratings in rewarded conditions than control participants and that this… CONTINUE READING