Although it has been suggested that opiate withdrawal responses might be conditioned compensatory responses elicited by drug-associated stimuli, the present results do not support such a view. Withdrawal, as measured by an aversion to a saccharin solution following the termination of morphine administration, occured independent of the presence of morphine-paired environmental or temporal cues. These results suggest that withdrawal is most likely the result of some physiological mechanism, rather than the result of conditioning.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior|
|State||Published - Feb 1984|
- Compensatory classical conditioning