Stress and relapse to drug seeking: studies in laboratory animals shed light on mechanisms and sources of long-term vulnerability.

@article{Stewart2003StressAR,
  title={Stress and relapse to drug seeking: studies in laboratory animals shed light on mechanisms and sources of long-term vulnerability.},
  author={Jane Stewart},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  year={2003},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={1-17}
}
  • Jane Stewart
  • Published 2003 in The American journal on addictions
Relapse is a major characteristic of drug addiction disorders and remains the primary problem for treatment. Recently, there has been hope that these disorders may be amenable to pharmacological treatments that have successfully treated other psychopathological disorders. Pharmacological approaches to drug abuse have tended to be guided by the primary drug used by the individual, though substitution has been the guiding principle in some instances, as in the case of methadone maintenance in… CONTINUE READING