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The Thirteenth StepAddiction in the Age of Brain Science$
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Markus Heilig

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172363

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172363.001.0001

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Getting the Cue

Getting the Cue

(p.113) 11 Getting the Cue
The Thirteenth Step

Markus Heilig

Columbia University Press

This chapter discusses studies on the critical role of drug-associated cues for relapse. Both patients and clinicians have long known that individuals with addictive disorders report craving and relapse when exposed to stimuli associated with their drug use. Understanding how these stimuli start playing an important role for triggering craving and relapse is one of the most important questions facing addiction research. Imaging studies have provided support for an involvement of a network of brain structures in cue-induced cravings; that is in good agreement with available animal studies. Based on the developing understanding of how drug cues cause relapse, attempts have also been made to develop behavioral treatments.

Keywords:   addiction, addictive disorder, relapse prevention, drugs cues, craving, behavioral treatment, human brain

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