Sarah C. Honeycutt's research while affiliated with State University of New York and other places

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Background: Intermittent access to ethanol (EtOH) drives persistent escalation of intake and rapid transition from moderate to compulsive-like drinking. Intermittent EtOH drinking may facilitate escalation in part by altering aversion-sensitive neural substrates, such as the insular cortex (IC), thus driving greater approach toward stimuli previous...
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Opioid use disorder (OUD) and opioid-related deaths remain a significant public health crisis having reached epidemic status globally. OUDs are defined as chronic, relapsing conditions often characterized by compulsive drug seeking despite the deleterious consequences of drug taking. The use of nicotine-containing products has been linked to increa...


... Another construct that is associated with addiction-like behavior in rodent models is drug seeking and taking despite adverse consequences [55][56][57] . Commonly used punishers with opioid self-administration include taste adulterants, such as quinine, for oral self-administration [58] ; irritants, such as histamine, for intravenous self-administration [59] ; and mechanical punishers, such as air puff [60] and foot shock [ 61 , 59 ]. Here, we used the respiratory irritant capsaicin as a punisher for vaporized drug seeking and taking. ...