[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Daniel Oppenheimer
daniel.oppenheimer@utexas.edu
512-745-3353
University of Texas at Austin

Addiction

Caption: The rats in the study were isolated from their peers for about a month from 21 days of age. That period is comparable with early-to-middle adolescence in humans.

Credit: Creative Commons. Some rights reserved. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en. By chandrika221. http://www.flickr.com/photos/14554939@N08/2357837491/

Usage Restrictions: Image can be re-used under a Creative Commons license. There must be attribution. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Related news release: Socially isolated rats are more vulnerable to addiction, report researchers


[ Back to EurekAlert! ]