Cognitive Control Dysfunction In Opiate Addiction

Grant number: 628495 | Funding period: 2010 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Drug abuse is the greatest single preventable risk factor for physical illness and death in Australians . Our understanding of the neural and cognitive mechanisms that contribute to the transition from drug use to addiction is not yet complete. The current proposal investigates cognitive control dysfunction, most notably the impulsivity for reward seen in drug addiction that is known to predict the transition from drug use to addiction and relapse during treatment.

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