Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : Peter M. Miller
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 743
  • ISBN 10 : 0123983355

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The volume presents current material on the key neurobiological and genetic elements in an individual's susceptibility to drug dependence as well as the processes by which some individuals proceed from casual drug use to drug dependence. Chapters describe and explain the neurobiological mechanisms of drug use and drug addiction. The development and use of animal models to study neurochemical, molecular and cellular brain mechanisms are described and illustrated. Other chapters discuss the effects of drug use on memory, decision-making, and the developing brain (especially in adolescents).

Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123983602

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Biological Research on Addiction examines the neurobiological mechanisms of drug use and drug addiction, describing how the brain responds to addictive substances as well as how it is affected by drugs of abuse. The book's four main sections examine behavioral and molecular biology; neuroscience; genetics; and neuroimaging and neuropharmacology as they relate to the addictive process. This volume is especially effective in presenting current knowledge on the key neurobiological and genetic elements in an individual’s susceptibility to drug dependence, as well as the processes by which some individuals proceed from casual drug use to drug dependence. Biological Research on Addiction is one of three volumes comprising the 2,500-page series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. This series provides the most complete collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions. Each article provides glossary, full references, suggested readings, and a list of web resources Edited and authored by the leaders in the field around the globe – the broadest, most expert coverage available Discusses the genetic basis of addiction Covers basic science research from a variety of animal studies

Never Enough Book
Score: 3
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Never Enough


  • Author : Judith Grisel
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525434900

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"Addiction is epidemic and catastrophic. With more than one in every five people over the age of fourteen addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide. If we are not victims ourselves, we all know someone struggling with the merciless compulsion to alter their experience by changing how their brain functions. Drawing on years of research--as well as personal experience as a recovered addict--researcher and professor Judy Grisel has reached a fundamental conclusion: for the addict, there will never be enough drugs. The brain's capacity to learn and adapt is seemingly infinite, allowing it to counteract any regular disruption, including that caused by drugs. What begins as a normal state punctuated by periods of being high transforms over time into a state of desperate craving that is only temporarily subdued by a fix, explaining why addicts are unable to live either with or without their drug. One by one, Grisel shows how different drugs act on the brain, the kind of experiential effects they generate, and the specific reasons why each is so hard to kick. Grisel's insights lead to a better understanding of the brain's critical contributions to addictive behavior, and will help inform a more rational, coherent, and compassionate response to the epidemic in our homes and communities"--

The Biology of Desire Book
Score: 4.5
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The Biology of Desire


  • Author : Marc Lewis
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385682299

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Through the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the “disease model” of addiction is wrong and illuminates the path to recovery. The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in the Western world have branded addiction a brain disease, based on evidence that brains change with drug use. But in The Biology of Desire, cognitive neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes a convincing case that addiction is not a disease, and shows why the disease model has become an obstacle to healing. Lewis reveals addiction as an unintended consequence of the brain doing what it’s supposed to do—seek pleasure and relief—in a world that’s not cooperating. Brains are designed to restructure themselves with normal learning and development, but this process is accelerated in addiction when highly attractive rewards are pursued repeatedly. Lewis shows why treatment based on the disease model so often fails, and how treatment can be retooled to achieve lasting recovery, given the realities of brain plasticity. Combining intimate human stories with clearly rendered scientific explanation, The Biology of Desire is enlightening and optimistic reading for anyone who has wrestled with addiction either personally or professionally.

Drugs  Brains  and Behavior Book

Drugs Brains and Behavior


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Brain
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D025861296

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"Drugs, Brains, and Behavior" is an online textbook written by C. Robin Timmons and Leonard W. Hamilton. The book was previously published by Prentice Hall, Inc. in 1990 as "Principles of Behavioral Pharmacology." The authors attempt to develop an understanding of the interpenetration of brain, behavior and environment. They discuss the chemistry of behavior in both the literal sense of neurochemistry and the figurative sense of an analysis of the reactions with the environment.

Stress and Addiction Book
Score: 4
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Stress and Addiction


  • Author : Mustafa al'Absi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-04-28
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 0080525296

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Stress is one of the most commonly reported precipitants of drug use and is considered the number one cause of relapse to drug abuse. For the past several decades, there have been a number of significant advances in research focusing on the neurobiological and psychosocial aspects of stress and addiction; along with this growth came the recognition of the importance of understanding the interaction of biological and psychosocial factors that influence risk for initiation and maintenance of addictive behaviors. Recent research has started to specifically focus on understanding the nature of how stress contributes to addiction - this research has influenced the way we think about addiction and its etiological factors and has produced exciting possibilities for developing effective intervention strategies; to date there has been no available book to integrate this literature. This highly focused work integrates and consolidates available knowledge to provide a resource for researchers and practitioners and for trainees in multiple fields. Stress and Addiction will help neuroscientists, social scientists, and mental health providers in addressing the role of stress in addictive behaviors; the volume is also useful as a reference book for those conducting research in this field. Integrates theoretical and practical issues related to stress and addiction Includes case studies illustrating where an emotional state and addictive behavior represent a prominent feature of the clinical presentation Cross-disciplinary coverage with contributions by by scientists and practitioners from multiple fields, including psychology, neuroscience, neurobiology, and medicine

Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : Adrian Carter
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128065112

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Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : George F. Koob
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128064597

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Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : Robert Gerlai
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128064634

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Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : Sarah E. Bulin
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128064887

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Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : Dmitri Proudnikov
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128065082

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Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : Peter T. Radu
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128064993

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Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : Wade Berrettini
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128065037

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Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : Charlotte A. Boettiger
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128065013

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Biological Research on Addiction Book

Biological Research on Addiction


  • Author : Leigh V. Panlilio
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-05-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 758
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128064665

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