Factors mediating alcohol craving and relapse: Stress, compulsivity, and genetics

Zachary A. Rodd, Kristin K. Anstrom, Darin J. Knapp, Ildiko Racz, Andreas Zimmer, Salvatore Serra, Richard L. Bell, Donald J. Woodward, George R. Breese, Giancarlo Colombo

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This article represents the proceedings of a symposium at the 2004 annual meeting of the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism in Heidelberg, Germany. The symposium was organized by Zachary A. Rodd and Giancarlo Colombo. The presentations were (1) Pharmacological reversal of cycled withdrawal-sensitized or stress-sensitized withdrawal anxiety and enhanced ethanol drinking, by Darin J. Knapp and George R. Breese, (2) Alcohol craving and relapse in rats genetically selected for high alcohol preference, by Zachary A. Rodd and Richard L. Bell, (3) Exposure to stress increases dopaminergic burst firing in awake rats, by Kristin Anstrom and Donald J. Woodward, (4) Involvement of cannabinoid CB1 and GABAB receptors in the control of relapse-like drinking in alcohol-preferring Sardinian alcohol-preferring rats by Giancarlo Colombo and Salvatore Serra, and (5) Stress-induced ethanol drinking in CB1-/-, POMC, and PENK knockout mice, by Idiko Racz and Andreas Zimmer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1325-1333
Number of pages9
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2005


  • Alcohol Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Alcohol Reinforcement
  • Alcohol Relapse
  • Alcohol Withdrawal

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology

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    Rodd, Z. A., Anstrom, K. K., Knapp, D. J., Racz, I., Zimmer, A., Serra, S., Bell, R. L., Woodward, D. J., Breese, G. R., & Colombo, G. (2005). Factors mediating alcohol craving and relapse: Stress, compulsivity, and genetics. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 29(7), 1325-1333. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ALC.0000171487.62079.A3