Opiate Withdrawal: The Result of Conditioning Or Physiological Mechanisms?
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.
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Zellner, Debra; Dacanay, Robert J.; and Riley, Anthony L., "Opiate Withdrawal: The Result of Conditioning Or Physiological Mechanisms?" (1984). Department of Psychology Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 351.