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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Abstract

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
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Dopamine
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug reinforcement

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