Social motivational processing and interpersonal function in aging cocaine smokers
Gillinder Bedi, Xuejun Hao, Nicholas T Van Dam, Ziva D Cooper, Eric Rubin, Nehal P Vadhan, Leslie Marino, Margaret Haney
ADDICTION BIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019
Illicit drug use among aging cohorts is increasing, yet little is known about functional impairments in older drug users. Given the importance of social integration for aging and documented social decrements in cocaine users, we examined social function and its neurocognitive substrates in aging cocaine users relative to carefully matched non-cocaine users. Regular (≥twice/week), long-term (≥15 years) cocaine smokers 50-60 years old (COCs; n = 22; four women) and controls (CTRLs; n = 19; four women) underwent standardized probes of social reward and threat processing during functional magnetic resonance imaging and a behavioral facial affect recognition task. Self-report and peer-report of d..View full abstract
Awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse
Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
The authors would like to thank the volunteers for participating and Jolie Gorchov and Amy Curcio for assistance in data collection. This work was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (DA030540 and DA034877).