Science of Addiction From Neurobiology to Treatment

ISBN-10: 0393704637
ISBN-13: 9780393704631
Edition: 2006
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Description: A leading addictions specialist presents information about the neurobiology of drug and alcohol addictions and how individuals with addictions respond to various therapies. The strong focus on the most commonly addictive drugs - alcohol, nicotine,  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

A leading addictions specialist presents information about the neurobiology of drug and alcohol addictions and how individuals with addictions respond to various therapies. The strong focus on the most commonly addictive drugs - alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, heroin - as well as other, ensures wide coverage of this issue.

Carlton K. Erickson, Ph.D. is a distinguished Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, and an associate editor of the scientific journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. He is the recipient of the Nelson J. Bradley Award for Lifetime Achievement, given by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

Abbreviations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Terminology and Characterization of "Addiction"
Basics of Brain Science
Anatomy and Neurobiology of Chemical Dependence
The Genetics of Chemical Dependence
Stimulants and Depressants
Alcohol
Other Drugs
Dependence Disease Treatment
The Power and Limitations of Addiction Research
Evidence-Based Research for the Future
Alcohol Concepts Affecting Neurobiology and Treatment
Drug Concepts Affecting Neurobiology and Treatment
Glossary
References
Index

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