The effects of compound stimulus extinction and inhibition of noradrenaline reuptake on the …

Citation: Translational Psychiatry (2015) 5, e630; doi:10.1038/tp.2015.130Published online 1 September 2015 Top of page Introduction The high incidence of relapse, even following long periods of abstinence, is a major obstacle for successful treatment of drug and alcohol abuse.1 Situational cues associated with drinking are powerful reminders of the effects of alcohol and can trigger craving and drug-seeking behaviors even after long periods of abstinence.2, 3, 4, 5 Alcohol-associated cues are, therefore, a major factor contributing to increased risk of relapse and reducing the impact of these cues should reduce relapse rates. Behavioral extinction is one approach for reducing the influence of alcohol-related cues, in which repeated presentation of the cue without alcohol leads to a reduction in responses, such as craving, triggered by the cue. However, extinction-based treatments for addiction have had…


Link to Full Article: The effects of compound stimulus extinction and inhibition of noradrenaline reuptake on the …

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Join Our Newsletter

Sign up to our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates about homeAI.info and the Informed.AI Network of AI related websites which includes Events.AI, Neurons.AI, Awards.AI, and Vocation.AI

You have Successfully Subscribed!