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Addiction From Biology to Drug Policy

ISBN-10: 0195146646
ISBN-13: 9780195146646
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Avram Goldstein
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Description: Drug addiction as a brain disease is this book's theme. Among the many volumes on drugs written for lay readers, it is unique in the breadth and depth of its coverage. In clear scientific terms-- with may striking examples from the author's  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650

Drug addiction as a brain disease is this book's theme. Among the many volumes on drugs written for lay readers, it is unique in the breadth and depth of its coverage. In clear scientific terms-- with may striking examples from the author's experience as a scientist and clinician --it describes the nature of chemical addiction and addictive behavior, the seven families of addictive drugs, and the muddied effort to develop effective drug control policies and laws.

Preface to the First Edition, 1993
Preface to the Second Edition, 2000
Introduction
Drugs and the Brain
Neurotransmitters: The Brain's Own Drugs
Receptors: Locks for the Addictive Keys
Addictive Behavior
Pain and Pleasure
The Seesaw Brain: "Highs" and Adaptations
Are Addicts Born or Made?
The Drugs and the Addicts
Nicotine
Alcohol and Related Drugs
Heroin, Morphine, and Other Opiates
Cocaine and Amphetamines
Cannabis (Marijuana)
Caffeine
Hallucinogens
Drugs and Society
Prevention: Just Say No?
Treating Addiction, Preventing Relapse
Three Lessons from the Street
Three Lessons from Abroad
Prohibition vs. Legalization - A False Dichotomy
New Strategies for Rational Drug Policy
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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