Establishment of a diazepam preference in human volunteers following a differential-conditioning history of placebo versus diazepam choice: Reply to Bouton (2002), Carroll (2002), Chilcoat (2002), Kelly (2002), Stewart (2002), and Vuchinich (2002)

Sheila M. Alessi, John M. Roll, Mark P. Reilly, Chris Ellyn Johanson

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Abstract

The 6 submitted commentaries on the authors' study examining the establishment of diazepam as a conditioned reinforcer were generally supportive of the need to characterize environmental determinants of drug self-administration while emphasizing the need for more research. The comments discuss several important topics, including clarifying the mechanisms responsible for the switch in drug preference the authors reported, comparing the strengths of various procedures used to confer reinforcing efficacy onto a drug, opportunities for collaborative research, and practical applications of differential conditioning to the treatment of drug abuse. The authors suspect that future work on this topic will incorporate the issues discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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