Cravings and Expectancies

Young, Ross McD. (2013) Cravings and Expectancies. In Miller, Peter (Ed.) Principles of addiction : comprehensive addictive behaviors and disorders. Academic Press (Elsevier), USA, pp. 425-433.

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Drug-dependent individuals commonly report craving, which is an urge to consume a substance to experience pleasure or provide relief. However, the motivation to use drugs is also influenced by the expectancies we hold about drug ingestion. Drug expectancies are among a range of internal and external cues that can elicit craving. Scientific advances in the neurobiology of reward have illuminated individual differences in the neurotransmitter systems involved in associative learning that underpin drug use motivation and expectancies. We have begun to elaborate the interrelationships of these constructs and mechanisms to inform new treatments that incorporate recent models of reward learning.

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ID Code: 71849
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: addiction, drugs, alcohol, craving, self-efficacy, expectancies
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-398336-7.00044-9
ISBN: 9780123983367
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Academic Press (Elsevier)
Deposited On: 21 May 2014 02:20
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 04:13

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