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Decision Making Predicts Future Drug Addiction in Recreational Users 

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Decision Making Predicts Future Drug Addiction in Recreational Users 


Elsevier, 4.19.18
 
“Our sample of recreational users offers a unique approach to studying addiction,” said first author Melanie Blair, a doctoral student in the laboratory of Jennifer Stewart, Ph.D., of The Graduate Center, CUNY. Most previous studies of addiction focus on chronic users, making it difficult to tease out the cause of the disorder from the effects of long-term drug use. “By finding differences between our groups prior to problematic use, our results suggest that certain brain patterns might be existing vulnerabilities that predispose an individual to addiction,” said Ms. Blair.

Also ran in ScienceDaily and The Health Site.

 
 

Submitted on: APR 19, 2018

Category: GC Press Coverage | Psychology