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(2006) Cocaine and heroin abuse research. New York: Nova Science Publishers .

Addiction does begin with drug abuse when an individual makes a conscious choice to use drugs, but addiction is not just "a lot of drug use". Recent scientific research provides overwhelming evidence that not only do drugs interfere with normal brain functioning creating powerful feelings of pleasure, but they also have long-term effects on brain metabolism and activity. At some point, changes occur in the brain that can turn drug abuse into addiction, a chronic, relapsing illness. Those addicted to drugs suffer from a compulsive drug craving and usage and cannot quit by themselves. Treatment is necessary to end this compulsive behaviour. This book includes within its scope leading-edge research on cocaine and heroin abuse.


Item Type
Book
Date
2006
Call No
GC2, BK, BL
Pages
viii,
Publisher
Nova Science Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
ISBN
1-60021-076-7
Keywords
cocaine, heroin, proteins, pregnancy, cognitive ability, AOD abuse, antisocial personality disorder, research, AODD drug therapy, comorbidity, AODD treatment
Notes
Includes an index and bibliographical references.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 3846 (Available)

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