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Goldstein, Avram (2001) Addiction: from biology to drug policy. New York: Oxford University Press .

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Drug addiction is a brain disease--that's the modern view and it is fully expressed in this up-to-date book. Among the many volumes on drugs written for lay readers, this one is unique in the breadth of its coverage and the depth of its science. The first part gives a clear scientific account of the nature of addiction, stressing neurobiology and addictive behavior and describing the "highs" that drugs can produce. The second section covers the seven families of addictive drugs, with emphasis on their actions in the brain and on psychological aspects: nicotine, alcohol, heroin and other opiates, cocaine and amphetamines, marijuana, caffeine, and hallucinogens like LSD. The third section deals with laws and drug control policies. Throughout, the author gives many interesting personal accounts of addiction research, to which he has highlighted new research on the genetics and neurobiology of susceptibility to addiction.


Item Type:Book
Date:2001
Call No:GC2
Pages:xii, 3
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Place of Publication:New York
ISBN:0-19-514664-6
Edition:2ed ed.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Accession Number:HRB 94 (Available)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Theory of substance use > Psychological substance use disorder theory
B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Genetic disorder
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Theory of substance use > Biological substance use disorder theory
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
VA Geographic area > United States
G Health and disease > Disease model
B Substances > Hallucinogens
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Cocaine
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws
B Substances > CNS stimulants > Amphetamines
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > General life processes (physiology)

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