Date of Award
Master of Science in Psychology
This study sought to determine the individual and combined contribution of adolescent and adult nicotine exposure on METH self-administration and METH-seeking behavior in male rats. Nicotine is a commonly abused substance among adolescents and is believed to be a "gateway" to other drugs of abuse. In support of the gateway hypothesis, cigarette smoking during adolescence is related to increased methamphetamine (METH) use in adulthood.
Pipkin, Joseph Allan, "Adolescent and adult nicotine exposure on the acquisition of methamphetamine self-administration and the reinstatement of extinguished methamphetamine-seeking in male rats" (2013). Theses Digitization Project. 4219.