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Alexander could not make junkies out of his rats. Even after being force-fed morphine for two months, when given the option, they chose plain water, despite experiencing mild withdrawal symptoms

Jeg vil gerne henlede opmærksomheden på den amerikanske forsker Bruce Alexander, der har forsket i afhængighed.

Han var i København den 17/9 på en slags turne om sit forskningsprojekt “rat park”.

Hans forskning er interessant i og med at den tager udgangspunkt i at afhængighed mere bygger på, at misbrugeren bruger dopen som en slags erstatning for nærhed eller lignende. I en artikkel i The Guardian står der: ”

Try as he might, Alexander could not make junkies out of his rats. Even after being force-fed morphine for two months, when given the option, they chose plain water, despite experiencing mild withdrawal symptoms. He laced the morphine with sugar, but still they ignored it. Only when he added Naloxone, an opiate inhibitor, to the sugared morphine water, did they drink it.

Alexander simultaneously monitored rats kept in “normal” lab conditions: they consistently chose the morphine drip over plain water, sometimes consuming 16-20 times more than the Rat Parkers.

Alexander’s findings – that deprived rats seek solace in opiates, while contented rats avoid them – dramatically contradict our currently held beliefs about addiction. So, how might society benefit if his results were applied to human addicts? Nobody seemed to care.”

Jeg vil ikke sidde og gøre mig klog på ting som andre kan forklare meget bedre, så jeg vil i stedet smide jer tre links, som i kan kigge på, hvis området har interesse for Dem.

En let dansk intro:

http://www.stofbladet.dk/6storage/586/42/stof15.rev.86-88.pdf

Mere om Rat Park: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2005/jun/02/farout (som citatet er hentet fra)

Og frækkertens egen hjemmeside: http://globalizationofaddiction.ca/

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