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Regular cocaine, cannabis use may trigger addictive behaviors

Regular cocaine, cannabis use may trigger addictive behaviors

Source:  (As reported in ScienceDaily, October 28, 2013)  Wiley. (2013, October 28). Regular cocaine, cannabis use may trigger addictive behaviors. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 9, 2014 fromwww.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131028100938.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:

New cocaine and cannabis research reveals that regular cannabis users have increased levels of impulsive behavior. It had previously been argued that this increased impulsivity after cannabis administration was only experienced by occasional users, but that regular users were no longer affected in this way. The results provide evidence for how drug use may trigger addictive behaviors.

Journal Reference:

J H P van Wel, K P C Kuypers, E L Theunissen, S W Toennes, D B Spronk, R J Verkes, J G Ramaekers. Single doses of THC and cocaine decrease proficiency of impulse control in heavy cannabis usersBritish Journal of Pharmacology, 2013; DOI: 10.1111/bph.12425

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