Brain stimulation as a novel technique for craving management and the treatment of addiction Academic Article uri icon


  • Repetitive drug administration can lead to the development of addiction, a devastating and chronically relapsing disorder. Neurobiological models of addiction propose that the acute rewarding and reinforcing effects of addictive drugs are associated with a dopaminergic increase in the reward‐related mesocorticolimbic circuitry (Koob & Nestler, 1997; Everitt et al., 2008; Feltenstein & See, 2008; Diana, 2011). Addiction to drugs of abuse–such as heroin, cocaine, nicotine or alcohol–is typically characterized by a diminished ability to …

publication date

  • May 1, 2015