Imaging Dopamine's Role in Drug Abuse and Addiction

Nora D. Volkow, Joanna S. Fowler, Gene Jack Wang, Frank Telang, Ruben Baler

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the relationship between acute dopamine (DA) increases in the human brain and drug reinforcement. It then covers the long-term effects of drugs of abuse on DA in the human brain, and treatment implications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDopamine Handbook
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865543
ISBN (Print)9780195373035
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Addiction
  • Dopamine
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug reinforcement


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