The Science of Addiction

The Science of Addiction

From Neurobiology to Treatment

Book - 2007
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"In The Science of Addiction, Carlton K. Erickson presents a comprehensive overview of the roles that brain function and genetics play in addiction. He explains changes in the terminology and characterization of addiction that are emerging based upon new neurobiological findings. Erickson describes the neuroanatomy and function of brain reward sites, and the genetics of alcohol and other drug dependence. Chapters on the basic pharmacology of stimulants and depressants, alcohol, and other drugs illustrate the specific and unique ways in which the brain and the central nervous system interact with, and are affected by, each of these substances."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2007]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780393704631
Branch Call Number: 616.86 Er442S 2007
Characteristics: xviii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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