Published in Mental Health Law Weekly, September 20th, 2008
"In alcohol addiction, relapse is one of the central features. In light of this, we investigated the functional roles of and interactions between CB1 and D2 receptors in alcohol relapse. We used the learned task of alcohol operant self-administration in Wistar rats. In order to evaluate alcohol relapse, we set up a protocol essentially based on the alcohol deprivation effect. We found that subchronic activation of CB1 (WIN 55,212-2, 2 mg/kg), but not D2...
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