The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine / Edition 1

The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine / Edition 1

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by Michael Kuhar, Sylvia Wrobel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132542501

ISBN-13: 9780132542500

Pub. Date: 11/16/2011

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine explains clearly and vividly what has been learned about how and why some people become addicted and abuse drugs or other substances, the relatively long-term changes these substances can make in the brain, and the progress being made on treatments. It should provide the best biological

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The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine explains clearly and vividly what has been learned about how and why some people become addicted and abuse drugs or other substances, the relatively long-term changes these substances can make in the brain, and the progress being made on treatments. It should provide the best biological grounding on why addictions occur, and a practical overview of the best ways for society and for those personally affected by addictions to respond to and treat addictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132542500
Publisher:
Pearson FT Press
Publication date:
11/16/2011
Series:
FT Press Science Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
561,550
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: What’s in This book and Why Should I Read It?

Chapter 2: Hardwired: What Animals Tell Us About the Human Desire for Drugs

Chapter 3: Feeling Good: The Brain’s Own Reward System

Chapter 4: The ABCs of Drug Action in the Brain

Chapter 5: The Darkside Develops

Chapter 6: Why Are Drugs So Powerful?

Chapter 7: The Brain Is Changed—For a Long Time

Chapter 8: Could I Become an Addict?

Chapter 9: Stress, Social Status, and Drugs

Chapter 10: Gambling, Sex, and Food

Chapter 11: What Else Do Drugs Do to Me?

Chapter 12: Women and Adolescents

Chapter 13: Treatment: How Do I Get Better?

Chapter 14: The Future

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The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't know much about how addiction works before I read this book. It was an eye opener. After reading this, I will never again think addiction and habit in the same breath. Although I knew it was more than simple will power that helped a person break an addiction, I had no idea just how much more. As a smoker who has abstained from smoking for several weeks, I now know that I will have to remain on my guard for life. For me, as an addict, there's no such thing as a little puff. I don't want to go thru this again, and that little puff might be all that it takes. For those who suffer more serious addictions, I understand you better than I did, and I wish you well. If you break the back of your addiction, don't ever listen to that voice that says just a little won't hurt you. It's a lie. This was a well written book, but it's the only one of its kind I have read. Because I liked it, I gave it 3 stars. Had I read others like it, I might have thought it deserved higher, simply because it might be the best of its kind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Basically a review of a college neuroscience class. Might be interesting if you are trying too learn more about neurotransmission, but I found it to be prosaic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very intereting reading
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