The Heroin Stimulus

Implications for a Theory of Addiction

Editors: Meyer, R. E. (Ed.)

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The simple fact that the authors were able to give injectable heroin to volunteers for addictive self-administration at a Harvard facility may elude the notice it deserves. On the other hand, resec:irch questions center­ ing on whether heroin is linked to a craving for pleasure or relief of pain might raise the transplanted hackles of those who simplistically see scien­ tists as pursuing only transparent trivialities. In truth, this report is about a historical and pioneering step in clinical research on a major unsolved problem of the biological-social-psychological roots of addiction. The research questions posed are clearly relevant both to the design of effec­ tive treatments (and treatment policy) and to the basic science search that could help our understanding of how addictive drugs capture such power­ ful control over behavior. Heroin was synthesized and has been available, along with aspirin, for over three-quarters of a century. Yet with all the tools of Western sci­ ence, and with the enormous and growing social, personal, and economic costs of world-wide heroin use, we-surprisingly--

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Overview

    Meyer, Roger E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

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  • The Study of Heroin Use in Human Subjects

    Mirin, Steven M. (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

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  • Ward Management in a Research-Treatment Setting

    Mirin, Steven M. (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

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  • Operant Analysis

    Meyer, Roger E. (et al.)

    Pages 61-91

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  • Psychopathology and Mood During Heroin Use

    Mirin, Steven M. (et al.)

    Pages 93-118

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Heroin Stimulus
Book Subtitle
Implications for a Theory of Addiction
Editors
  • R. E. Meyer
Copyright
1979
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-3426-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-3426-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-3428-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 254
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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