Behavioral Pharmacology of Human Drug Dependence
NATIONAL INST ON DRUG ABUSE ROCKVILLE MD DIV OF RESEARCH
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A review of the contributions of research on behavioral mechanisms of drug dependence, to interpret the relation of animal and human behavioral pharmacology findings to prevention of human drug dependence. The monograph brings together concepts from clinical and behavioral pharmacology and seeks the common processes underlying various forms of substance abuse. It describes effects of personality and the individuals history of drug exposure upon drug self-administration and discusses control of drug-related behavior by external and internal stimuli. Other sections deal with commonalities and differences among reinforcers and the maintenance of drug dependence by complex second-order schedules, in which drug-using behavior is maintained by environmental stimuli only remotely linked with drug administration. Keywords Drug addiction, Pharmacology, Conditioned responses, Conditioned stimulus, Substances abuse, Behavior, Self-administration of drugs.
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