How Cocaine Cues Get Planted in the Brain

Taniguchi, M., Carreira, M.B., Cooper, Y.A., et al. HDAC5 and its target gene, Npas4, function in the nucleus accumbens to regulate cocaine-conditioned behaviors. Neuron 96(1):130-144.e6, 2017
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Individuals suffering from substance use disorders develop strong associations between the drug’s stimulating effect and environmental cues that act as reminders of the experience, which can lead to relapse.

Tobacco and Its Environmental Impact: An Overview

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World Health Organization (WHO)


This overview assembles existing evidence on the ways in which tobacco affects human well-being from an environmental perspective – i.e. the indirect social and economic damage caused by the cultivation, production, distribution, consumption, and waste generated by tobacco products. It uses a life cycle analysis to track tobacco use across the full process of cultivation, production and consumption.

Environmental Stressors, Socioeconomic Factors, and Alcohol-Related Problems among Argentinian College Students

Conde, K., & Cremonte, M. (2017). Environmental stressors, socioeconomic factors, and alcohol-related problems among Argentinian college students. Salud Mental, 40(4), 157-164. doi:https://doi.org/10.17711/SM.0185-3325.2017.020


Introduction: The relationship between alcohol consumption, individual characteristics, and alcohol-related problems may vary according to environmental characteristics in certain populations.