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Cocaine Research Update: Collection I (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Cocaine Locks Rats Into Unrewarding Behaviors; Article 2: Gene Experiment Confirms a Suspected Cocaine Action

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About the Course:

This course is based on two NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.

Cocaine Locks Rats Into Unrewarding Behaviors describes how the brain circuits that guide behavior by registering consequences become less flexible after drug exposure.

Gene Experiment Confirms a Suspected Cocaine Action explains how addiction researchers are learning how acute and chronic cocaine exposure regulates certain genes.

Both articles are contained in one PDF.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Cocaine Research Update: Collection I (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Cocaine Locks Rats Into Unrewarding Behaviors; Article 2: Gene Experiment Confirms a Suspected Cocaine Action created by NIDA Notes Staff and Lori Whitten



Publication Date:

April 2009 and October 2007

Course Material Authors

NIDA Notes Staff

No additional information given.

Lori Whitten

Lori Whitten is a NIDA Notes staff writer.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about cocaine locking rats into unrewarding behaviors and how a gene experiment confirms a suspected cocaine action. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe how cocaine locks rats into unrewarding behaviors.

  2. Acknowledge how brain activity differs in cocaine abusers according to gender.

  3. Explain how acute and chronic cocaine exposure regulates certain genes.

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Cocaine Research Update: Collection I (NIDA Notes)

Article 1: Cocaine Locks Rats Into Unrewarding Behaviors
Article 2: Gene Experiment Confirms a Suspected Cocaine Action

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  • Reading-Based Online
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12 members have taken this course


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