Toward an evolutionary basis for resilience to drug addiction.

Serge H. Ahmed
Behav Brain Sci. 2011-11-10; 34(06): 310-311
DOI: 10.1017/s0140525x11000677

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1. Behav Brain Sci. 2011 Dec;34(6):310-1. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X11000677.

Toward an evolutionary basis for resilience to drug addiction.

Ahmed SH(1).

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(1)Université Bordeaux Ségalen, Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives, UMR
CNRS 5293, 33076 Bordeaux, France. http://imn-bordeaux.org.

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Behav Brain Sci. 2011 Dec;34(6):328-47.

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Behav Brain Sci. 2011 Dec;34(6):293-310.

According to Müller & Schumann (M&S), people would have evolved adaptations for
learning to use psychoactive plants and drugs as instruments that reveal
particularly advantageous in modern urban environments. Here I « instrumentalize »
this framework to propose an evolutionary basis for the existence of a biological
resilience to drug addiction in people.

DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X11000677
PMID: 22074963 [Indexed for MEDLINE]


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