The dark side of emotion: the addiction perspective

  title={The dark side of emotion: the addiction perspective},
  author={George F. Koob},
  booktitle={European journal of pharmacology},
Emotions are "feeling" states and classic physiological emotive responses that are interpreted based on the history of the organism and the context. Motivation is a persistent state that leads to organized activity. Both are intervening variables and intimately related and have neural representations in the brain. The present thesis is that drugs of abuse elicit powerful emotions that can be interwoven conceptually into this framework. Such emotions range from pronounced euphoria to a… CONTINUE READING