The Role Of Anhedonia In Recovery From Opiate Addiction

Grant number: 1006749 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

There is growing evidence that changes occur within the addicted brain reducing a drug user's ability to experience everyday pleasures. In this study, we will examine how a drug user's ability to experience pleasure relates to relapse and recovery. We will conduct a series of tests on a large sample of recently abstinent heroin addicts and follow them for 12 months. This project will provide unique insights that will be of direct relevance to clinical treatment.